This exquisite oyster is one of many “collected” from a raw bar in Austin, Texas. Once I have enjoyed the succulent morsels, I bring home their shells in a doggy bag (much to my family’s chagrin) to use as models. If I can’t live by the sea, then I must bring the sea to me.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes ready to hang.

- Kristine Kainer


Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

20" h x 20" w x 1.38" d
1 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."