This still life was painted under an overcast sky. My mother has a garage sale every spring. I purchased a bunch of crocks and fiestawear from my Aunt Marcie this year, along with a little white table. The local colors of the items seem to work well for colors that I like to mix. Some of the items in this still life were made right here in Reedsburg. The shell was not. We are landlocked for the most part.