Artwork by Monica Gunderson

Paper Nautilus Painting for Sale

Acrylic Paintings

Sea Animal Paintings


Paper Nautilus

Acrylic Painting for Sale

 

paper nautilus acrylic painting

Paper Nautilus © 2013 Monica Gunderson - All Rights Reserved; Unauthorized Reproduction Prohibited

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Paper Nautilus

An acrylic painting of a pink paper nautilus swimming in turquoise ocean water.

Certificate of Authenticity with the Artists' signature included.

Size: 11 x 14 inches

Price: $335.00

 


The Story Behind the Artwork:

The Paper Nautilus painting was inspired by watching a show about the Argonaut during cephalopod week. I was fascinated by the Argonaut's "shell" because the shell is not a shell at all. Instead, the "paper shell" is a calcite egg case made and carried by the female Argonaut in order to protect the eggs within. Female Argonauts do not have a den or cave they live in, so they must carry and protect their eggs within the paper like shell case.


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Monica Gunderson Fine Artist

Modesto CA