Approaching

Approaching

Description

Oil on Canvas

12×12

Shells and Sand

1.5 Gallery Wrapped Canvas

ORIGINAL – this is the original, there are no reproductions done or going to be done of this piece

 

Ready to hang, no framing required.

 

Designs from the Sea

 

 

 

Designs from the Sea is my series of paintings that are “Shellscapes”, where I incorporate real sand and shells into each painting. Little gifts from the sea as I like to or think of them, making each piece special, unique and one of a kind.

I incorporate shells and sand that I have found across the world, but mostly here in California in the San Diego where I live. I love to shell and each piece is such a joy to find, each day is different and the sea is constantly changing so you never know what you are going to find.

I so love the sea, the colors, the sound of the waves, smell of the salty air and the unique wonder of all it has to offer. These shellscapes and paintings from the Designs from the Sea series is a collection of those little sea gifts that I have found that you can then enjoy in your own home.

This way no matter if you are close to the sea or not you can have your own little piece of the sea hanging on your wall as fine art.

 

From the Artist:

This shellscape is really unique, I used black sand from Carlsbad, CA from the beach where there was black sand that seemed to gathered in a particular spot one day. It will do that once and a while and I was able to get some and I wanted to use it here. The shells are from La Jolla, CA in Shell Beach right by La Jolla Cove.

I wanted this painting to be kinda dark that gave a nice contrast to the deep blue water. I wanted it to look like the water was retreading and leaving those marks from the shells and the water going back out and then coming on shore. I love to watch that and see how it changes every time.