Like sky and sea the colors behind the seashell evoke memories of its ocean home.
I put my new cloth — the one I got just the other day — behind the shell, covering over the big jar and other things that sit behind the seashell in this still life set up. When I remove the cloth, the earlier set up will reappear. Meanwhile these colors bring with them ocean thoughts.
I worked fast on this little seashell until the light failed. I might do some more painting to it from imagination and memory. On the right hand side is another shell cut off by the edge. I can definitely develop it further from imagination, particularly since I drew these two shells before — in this same arrangement — before starting this painting. The shell on the right, cropped by the edge, comes too forward. But I can make it behave.
I am curious to see how much I can get down in short sessions.