Saturday, December 31, 2011

Highlight


I found this shell on a nearby beach, well known for washing up beautifully formed conches. Conches are wonderful to hold. They also carry within their form the symphony of the ocean waves. Conches themselves can be blown (provided the tip isn't sealed), as they are in temples in India and around the world; their powerful sound can shift energies and remind us of our own inner strength and beauty.
This is an 11 by 14 inch oil on hardboard. May the sound of the conch be with you on your journey through 2012!

15 comments:

Rob Colvin said...

Beautiful work! It has a very wonderful feel.

Euterpe said...

Gorgeous use of highlights! Incredibly realistic: touchable, and...hear-able!

Nicky Linzey said...

What a beautiful painting. All the best for the coming year.

Ellen Byrne said...

Beautiful and perfect for the word!

Marie Alice said...

This is beautiful, congratulations ! And a very happy new year too.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Gorgeous.

theodraws said...

Such a beatiful illustration; wonderful tonality and strong composition...terrific!

drawrite said...

Beautiful work!

Sarah Melling said...

Really lovely! Happy New Year to you!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

VERY nice painting! Happy 2012!

Ana said...

beautiful.

Sapphire Enihs said...

You are fantastic! o.o

Jewel said...

I occasionally like to paint shells, especially because every one is different. I like your loose style and the background colour too.

Balut said...

beautiful art and beautiful message. good luck on art journey...

Dimi said...

your work ist brilliant