Mission Fine Art Gallery has invited me to join their wonderful group of artists. There are 12 total artists that show their work in this lovely gallery. I am humbled and honored to be a part of this gifted group. The gallery is located in San Juan Capistrano across from the Mission and next to the Starbucks, between Starbucks and Cedar Creek. Please stop by if you are in the area and enjoy taking in some of the unique original artworks in the form of paintings, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry on display.
I had started this one back in August but never was quite satisfied with the background. My friend Jennifer reminded me of it yesterday, so I put it back on the easel and reworked the background pulling warm tones in over the earthy green/browns that were there. I wanted the background to look like the wet sand on the shoreline with a cast of warm late afternoon sunlight, yet still keeping the shell the focus with it's unique colors of summer. Happier with this one, I will call it finished.