5 x 7
Still on the whole "painting things inside of things"... this glass ornament sits on my fireplace mantle, a gift from a friend years ago. It never did make it to my Christmas tree, as I loved the small shells inside and wanted it on display always as a memory of the East coast. This small painting was a challenge, as I really had to let go and edit my brushwork so as not to get caught up in the detail of those tiny shells. The toughest part was the last few strokes, where I had to have faith that I would not ruin the piece with the addition of the highlights on the glass. This painting just makes me feel good!