Photograph on Panel
20 x 24
Shells and Sand “PhotoScape”
ORIGINAL – this is the original, there are no reproductions done or going to be done of this piece
Collaboration with Photographer Jon Barnes
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.
About this Painting:
Jon Barns and I have collaborated on these two “Photoscapes” combining his photography with my “Shellscapes” incorporating elements of the earth with the sand and shells.
Our intention was to further bring to life his brilliant photos with adding more texture to the pieces. We have printed the photo on wood panel, intending to bring in another element of the earth with the wood grain to come through the photo creating a natural blend of elements with the sand and shells.
We had so much fun working together and both love one another’s work, this was such fun for us to put together and bring them to you as a collector in this new and unique way.
These shells and sand were collected by myself here in Carlsbad, CA.