One of the most mesmerizing of shells is the abalone. As a child, I had a large one (purchased in a beach gift shop during a family vacation in Nagshead, North Carolina). I kept my favorite pieces of jewelry in it for years. Sadly, it disappeared some time after I graduated from college (any ideas, Mom?) and I’ve always regretted not having one to paint. Recently, however, I acquired a box of abalone shells. I think I'll be busy painting!

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Kristine Kainer

Abalone Shells

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

24" h x 24" w x 1.37" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Kristine Kainer
Georgetown, Texas

Getting to Know Kristine

For Kristine Kainer, recreating her emotional attachments to subject matter, whether a still-life or landscape, is paramount. Her goal is to emotionally trigger a response in the viewer. But, "this response does not need to replicate my own feelings; instead, I hope to make the viewer pause for a moment, reflect upon, then respond to my work in a personal, meaningful way."