"Mother of Pearl" original egg tempera painting by artist Linda Paul
Contemporary abstract painting of ocean and sky view through the inside of a shell with
gold pearl and blue sky. Free shipping in USA and to Canada
Size 30" wide x 40" high"
you can also buy the 8 x 10" or 16" x 20 study sizes
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This artwork was painted in pure egg tempera made from natural crushed stone and earth mixed with a bit of water and egg yolk. The blue paint come from crushed lapis lazuli stone. Linda's ocher colors come from the ancient mines of France and Italy.
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|Mother of Pearl
painting provides the pop of color that this contemporary
white living room needs. The blue glass vase picks up the
blue color in the painting and even emulates the shape and
fluidity of the painting. Linda Paul is working on an entire
series of paintings inspired by the ocean, shells and waves
that are perfect for contemporary decor.
|Side view of painting.
In this view you can see the gold
iridescence in the shell and pearl. In the
evening this glows and catches the light
About this artwork:
This original work of art is painted on a 30" x 40"
x 2" cradled art panel/board. It is a solid
surface. The 2" deep
sides are painted in dark blue. The artwork is frameless
and arrives at your door ready to hang on your wall.
It does not need a frame but your can frame it if
you want to
8" x 10" Study Painting:
buy unframed for $129.00
I can add a glossy black
acrylic frame for you for and additional
$40.00. Painted on a 1/8" board - must
be framed in order to hang it (fits a
standard 8" x 10" frame)
I took a trip to Sanibel Island,
Florida and spent a lot of time walking the
beach and looking at
shells. I am particularly inspired by the
inside of a shell, its contours and
I want to create an contemporary/abstract
painting based on this inspiration.
My very first artistic influence and
favorite painting was by artist Lawren
Harris from the Canadian Group of Seven.
Growing up in Saskatoon (Canada), my parents
would take me to the Mendel Art Gallery
where they have this untitled Harris
original painting of mountains. Even at a
very young age I was drawn in by the raw
power of the painting. It spoke to me. I
tried to channel this feeling and spirit in
my Mother of Pearl artwork.
create this painting
This picture shows work starting on the 16 x
20 study painting. I emulated the shadow contour from the
inside of the above shell to create my
central shape. I then painted repeating grey
and white shell contours on the left side. I decided
to have the central shape reflect the sky
and sea and the round ball is of course the
pearl. I love the idea that the shell animal
is the creator and mother of the pearl.
I am back to my roots on this one. I am
painting it in old school egg tempera and
pulling in aspects of my life's artistic
journey starting with my earliest art
Click pictures to see larger images
I could not decide whether to go with a blue
background and a bit of sky and clouds or
just a solid black background. So I created
a study painting for each one. I put
it to a vote on facebook and the one with the blue
paint won 3 to 1
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