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Conch- Study II

Another version of the Conch painting today. I’ve been looking at Emil Carlsen’s still life paintings again – they are pure beauty. I tried to scumble my background with a painting knife to achieve effects similar to his (if only). … Continue reading

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Conch – Study

Today’s piece is a small alla prima painting of a very large shell. This is a conch from Bermuda (not collected by me). The painting doesn’t really do the shell justice – it’s beautiful with multiple color shifts and beautiful … Continue reading

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More Seashells

I’m drawn to natural objects as subjects for painting. The variation of shape, texture and color in these seashells delights me. It seems a bit off to be painting seashells in Winter in North America, but a painter can dream … Continue reading

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More trompe l’oeil

More fun with still life trompe l’oeil painting. This piece is 12×12 oil on panel. I experimented with a bright salmon background for added drama. The seashells were a gift from a friend who thought they would make a good … Continue reading

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