'CONE SHELL, AFTER REMBRANDT'
I recognized this in a shell shop, from a Rembrandt etching, and so brought it home to make a painting. With a copy of the Rembrandt etching to look at, I was able to approximate the angle of light and shadow. I learned how the light was set up to glance off of the top edge of the shell while showing the swirl side in half-light, but most of the shell was actually in darkness. His etching reversed the cone and swirl direction, but the signature was added to read correctly. Rembrandt's etching- http://www.rijksmuseum.nl
Oil on Maple