Fossilized Oyster Shells in Matrix
6 1/2″ x 4″
Perfect idea for this piece. This is an end cut piece of fossilized oyster shell I bought from a man that makes spheres. I had seen the same material for sale at gumshoes for thousands. As I polished the piece, I got the playful idea to put a pearl in the center, well defined, oyster. As I was doing that I laughed that it should be a “giant” pearl. “How to do that?” I thought. “I know, I’ll paint a tiny woman diving for the pearl!” I think she is the first painting I did after buying a magnifying visor. She is 3 inches from outstretched hand to foot.