Progress on the rusted boat in combination with painted style. Still quite a ways to go in terms of blending between the not rusted boat and getting the right amount of material definition with the painted style.
Some thumbnails illustrating the key points in the sequence. The boat rusts over as you approach it. The sand closes in on the ocean in waves, leaving the boat in a puddle. The sky becomes increasingly darker and overcast. Finally the boat has deteriorated to skeleton bones sticking out of the sand.