Coastline 30X36X 1 1/2 Inches on Gallery Wrapped Canvas so you don't need a frame.
This image appears much darker than it really is. There is a lot of warm rich color and texture in the bottom portion.
I am playing with combining alkyd medium and cold wax to my paintings which gives a richness to it. The sample board you see below is me experimenting with some of the colors I like with some different tools for removing the paint. Then when it is dry I am going to add a thin layer of cold wax medium over it and remove some so that I can see directly what the affect would be like. That's about as analytical as I get. After that its INTUITION.