A while back I found a picture in one oh the old photography magazines my brother-in-law gave me. It was a close up of a patch of sand on the beach. I liked the photo and I decided to turn it into an abstract-ish painting. Unfortunately, I do not remember where I found the photos so I cannot post a comparison.
The canvass has been used previously, once for a Picasso-ish face and once for flowers. It is a gallery-style canvass and the sides are painted black. The original looks a bit more purple, but my camera altered the colors a bit.