by B. V. Beneke
(Pretoria, South Africa)
Mother Of Pearl
This painting is not realistic when it comes to colour, but the shapes and lines are.
Some lines are almost like layers in rocks or the inside of gemstones. The black areas are actually a deep purple. I didn't copy the photo slavishly but approached it as an abstract piece.
These are my favourite colours. I could play with different textures and organic lines.
Loved working on it.
Is it finished or should I add more white lines?