|"String of Pearls" 8x10 oil on board|
At first glance this picture caught my eye, I have always loved pearls, it amazes me that an oyster could produce such a beautiful jewel with all the colours of the rainbow.
Never having owned a real string of pearls I thought at least I can try and paint some. Easier said than done, they capture light from colour so well .
As these were resting on a shell and on a highly coloured rock it made the pearls extremely difficult to capture the softness and reflections.
This is an attempt that pails from what I saw in my mind but, decided to finish the project and ask for some suggestions from fellow artists on their ideas on how to get the glow to look real??