I’ve made a bunch of drawings and paintings of seashells, and soon I will make more. I started collecting seashells a few years ago, and I have a group of shells now. Each one is a little different from the others and in time I hope to have portrayed the individual differences. For now I just portray the shells broadly.
I like putting them into different settings, among different colors, especially among different patterns. I am always eager to discover what the surrounding colors do to change the mood of a picture.
When I have a sufficient number of seashells to cover an entire wall, I want to have them all framed and hung together as though they were one large work composed of the ensemble. But that project waits in the future. First I have to paint them one by one.