Sometimes I put the seashells into color environments that recall their ocean homes. Sometimes I plunge them into a set up of bright colors that I favor.
Here the seashell is not ocean artifact — it is still life object, sitting on a tabletop covered by a yellow leaf and floral patterned cloth with brilliant red and bright violet backgrounds adjacent. I realize now that some of my paintings record the evolution of still life table changes, that the different colored backgrounds feature a succession different objects as I cycled through various color and pattern choices, using them for various different objects. Thus the same color scheme used for this seashell appears also with one of the flower pictures.