January 27, 2012

"Conch Shell"

Oil on museum quality ampersand gessobord panel - 8" x 10"

Ah, the ubiquitous conch shell. Who among us (at least on the eastern seaboard) didn't grow up with one of these beauties in the house? A souvenir from a family trip to Ocean City, Atlantic City or some coastal vacation town, these mollusk shells were wondrous instruments for blasting out a trumpet-like tune and when lifted to your ear you could swear you could still hear the ocean. I understand they are somewhat endangered now. Pity, as I love a good bowl of conch chowder.
If this background color looks familiar it's because I had mixed a bunch of this teal for the horse painting and had some left over. I thought it would make the perfect foil for this piece.

1 comment:

Deb O said...

Lucious! Just love it. Love, Deb