Cracking Up (Milk Moonsnail)
4" X 6"
This tiny baby moonsnail is solid white, but cracked and missing a chunk (and smaller than a dime). I took a photo with extreme lighting and decided to flip the script and paint the shell itself with cool colors while doing the background in warm colors. On top of the shell in the painting, you can see a reflection of the window in my studio, complete with a bit of the blue of the sky on a sunny day.
I like the geometric look of the shell in the composition....lines, angles and colors.
Here is the shell IRL:
It's a lovely shell. I hope that I eventually find an unbroken one.