Friday, June 11, 2010
6 x 6 oil on canvas panel SOLD
This is one of my favorite souvenirs. My sister brought
it back to me from one of her trips to Hawaii. It must
truly be Paradise to able to find these little jewels right
on the beach! I have had it for years and have always
wanted to paint it.
However, it is tiny...a little over an inch...so that always
seemed to be too challenging. And it was! I still don't feel
like I really captured it's beauty. In life, the pearl areas
gleam with purples, pinks, yellows, greens and blues.
Just gorgeous! Tried as I might, I could not replicate it.
My style used to be very tight and realistic and I have
worked hard over the past year and a half to loosen up,
but this subject seemed to call for a tighter technique.
Posted by Gwen Bell at 10:26 AM