10/28/2008

Two Shells and Velvet


Pastel and Charcoal on Paper, 14" x 17
I just love these two shells. The colors in them are so different -
one is cold and the other is warm. The nautilus shell is such a
challenge, with its overall gray lustre and cold pink highlight.
While the conch is accented with an almost screaming flamingo
pink. I liked the contrast of these colors with the dark background
and the rich wine-colored velvet - I love those velvet highlights.
This was a fun and difficult picture to paint, but I'm pretty happy
with it over all.

1 comment:

Belinda Del Pesco said...

Beautifully done... the images really glow off the paper. Gorgeous work, as always.