Love Under the Sea, 16 x 20", acrylic on canvas. This painting developed slowly; it began as a demonstration for my intermediate painting class. My studio process for a new painting begins with my sketchbook. Images are then laid out to scale on paper and transferred to canvas. The plant life was added in around the fish as I painted the image. I worked on this piece simultaneously with another painting, Family Portrait, prepared for my exhibition during the On and Off Fredericksburg Studio Tour this past February.