Shell Portrait II
Acrylic, Gouache & Pencil on Canvas
There is something so compelling about the process of walking the shoreline and collecting the beautiful sculptural shells that wash up onto the beach. Such a sense of discovery.
I am always drawn to the ones with the smooth edges and concentric lines, or the broken pieces.
One year, during a trip to Florida, I only gathered shells in two color palettes; those soft colors and subtle patterns ended up in the Shell Portrait paintings.