It has been a while since I posted a new painting. I had a few days off from work around the holidays and I started this one. It is 18x24 inches and that is a very large painting for me. The reference photo is from WetCanvas and I have just started putting some color in the shell. The shell and reflections were masked and the background has about 10-12 layers of thin color and then a bit of splattering on the foreground sand. I am continuing to slowly work on the snow leopard also and will post an update soon.