I am painting the shells I found on the beach at Ameland with Delfts blue patterns. Both reminding me of my childhood. It was not really an idea but happened spontaneously and now it has become a series almost. It’s quite meditative to do and I am really enjoying the painting. Surprising how the vulnerable and lightweight shells turn into such solid shapes because of the blue patterns. I guess it’s the association with ceramics that tricks this outcome.

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