This started as a pretty ordinary background but I decided to experiment with a few different brushes to get the effect of grasses. I don’t care for painting small birds or animals as I don’t feel confident but I thought I would try and paint a couple of egrets that weren’t in the original picture. The grasses were just plain but I added some colour to give the impression of wild flowers. The beach on the left was dots of orange, brown, red, yellow dabbled with a large brush to get the effect of pebbles. I love colours, particularly blues and mauves and I had to try and stop myself from getting carried away again with these. In the distance are trees and fields of yellow. I used dark green with with to get a misty effect and lemon yellow for the fields.