I used PVC pipe to build a structure to hold the stretched silk during the painting process. The painting was done in layers using Dupont dyes, Sennelier Aqua Gutta, wax, alcohol, dye thickener and Woolite. In the framing, I surrounded the stretched silk with San Diego beach sand (sifted and sterilized) in medium on a backing board.
In the description, I mentioned that the inspiration for this painting came from a day at the beach with my sisters watching the brown pelicans that have returned from near extinction. There are also sandpipers, snowy plovers and dolphins at the surf line.