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Fine Art Oil Paintings in Ajijic, Mexico & Phoenix, Arizona ~ To the Design Trades & Private Collectors since 1998

Bohemian Art Studio

​​​​Abalone Shell 

​​Mia Pratt ​Fine Art Oil Paintings

Title: Abalone Shell
Size:  60" x 48" x 1½"
Origin:  Original one-of-a-kind oil painting signed by the artist
Materials:  Artists oils and metallics on primed cotton canvas
Framing:  Unframed, ready-to-hang
Accessories:  Cert. of Authenticity & Thumbprint Namecard
Price:  $3,500 - SOLD

Mia’s luminous interpretation of an Abalone shell incorporates a breathtaking array of colors infused with subtle iridescent undertones that mimic a real shell. This large work of art was created using a layering technique that requires dozens of layers of metallic powders, translucent glazes and impasto medium, which are applied one coat at a time over a period of months. 

The Abalone shell is surrounded by a variety of smaller shells resting upon a deep bronze background. Within the interior of the shell, individual sections were delicately highlighted with raised textural edging using a gold-infused impasto medium The subtle rainbow of colors in this painting shimmer in the daylight and glow warmly at night, creating a magnificent focal point to enhance any interior space. 

The sides are painted in a black satin tone, and the work comes ready to hang.