Nature constantly inspires! I’ve seen many lathe-turned wooden vessels whose shapes are similar to the body of this elegant shell.
Silverpoint is a drawing that is rendered with a wire of silver. This was used extensively during the Renaissance era, before the graphite pencil simplified things. The drawing surface must be “prepared” with a slightly textured formula that lightly abrades the silver. The metallic silver lines that are left will gradually tarnish (oxidize) to a sepia tone.
I prepare fine papers and panels with various tints of color: ocher, blue-gray, salmon-pink, green-gray and lavender. Visit my website to see a broader range of work in silverpoint and my other mediums.