Oyster Shell (2014)
Oil on handmade panel, mounted on reclaimed wood – 24 x 24″
Abstract of the colours inside an oyster shell. I was experimenting with colour harmonies and compliments that define such beautiful treasures in our natural environment: the browns of driftwood, smooth stones, colorful sea glass, pismo clams on Coronado, sand dollars—no two alike!
I am reminded of Georgia O’Keefe who said “… in a way, nobody sees a flower really, it is so small…” I do love to paint shells on an incredibly large scale, but what I wanted to do with this piece is focus on the colour; look for every possible colour and paint it.