I really pushed outside of my comfort zone on this painting. I resisted the urge to smooth out the painterly quality and get the colors to be exact to what I was seeing. It was a good exercise for me. As for the subject matter, I've found great wisdom in I Ching
or Book of Changes
. These coins have been tossed many times for insight and reflection.
|I Ching Shell, 5 x 7 in, Oil on canvas panel|