oil on panel, 8"x 10"
Last weekend I took a breather for a couple of days and did this little shell piece. I am so entrenched in the studio right now getting ready for my show that about the only way to get a beach walk in is to paint one! Although these little shell paintings are seemingly simple, they are packed with intense natural characteristics that make them the unique objects that they are (just click on the image to see what I mean). Still, they are subjects that require very little emotional investment from me and they allow me to just paint them. So while I prepare for the final CRUSH of work getting ready for my show, this indeed may be the only way to get in a walk on the beach. But like I said, with all the amazing natural details, these little shells are certainly no "walk in the park" to paint.