I used the large aquarium stones this time, with beads that catch the light at different angles. I painted a little crab in the rocks, which was totally spontaneous. It made me laugh when I put the red beads on him for eyes.
The splash was built up in layers of paint. I used more gel medium this time instead of the thick heavy gesso because the gel medium dries clear. It also dries shiny, which was good for sparkle on the water.
Wide Custom Frame (see below)