I'm painting on the smooth boards again because the surface is great for the brushwork I do. I order them unprimed and give them three coats of gesso before I use them. I always like painting wet sand. There is so much color in the reflections and I love to play with the complimentary color harmony. Fun! This is my painting for the 'Beach Time' challenge at Girls Just Wanna Paint. This one gull was aggressively stalking the others and snatching things unseen, out of their beaks.