Swirling Into The Deep

Chicoreus Saulii

I explored thee lovely murex shells yet again in this subtle variation on a theme. I photographed several specimens from a variety of angles in an attempt to capture their beautiful and delicate grace, and was able to achieve the feeling of movement in my painting as a result. The tonal change in background colors from a golden and greenish yellow into the denser grayed blues creates a feeling of transitioning from shallower to deeper waters.