Thursday, January 13, 2011

Grays from the Ocean Blue

This painting is of a Florida Surf Clam on a worn wooden background.  This clam is from my mother's vast collection of seashells collected over her lifetime.  This one in particular was found along the white sand beaches of Naples, Florida.  It was so interesting to paint all of the striations of color.   Slate blue gray is one of my favorite colors, and it works well with the warm tans and beiges of the clam's ridged and dappled surface.

Contemplation: Surf Clam in Grays
oil on canvas, 8"x10"
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