"Benitoite Crystal"

 

Oil on Gesso Board

 

5” x 5”

 

I came across this really interesting looking raw crystal shaped almost like a triangle. The transition of blues and how they interact with each other within the crystal is truly alluring. Turns out this is a Benitoite crystal, which I’ve never heard of before. It is apparently a very rare mineral found only in four places in the world. Its rarity contributes to its great monetary value. Truly wonderful creations.

Original oil painting, varnished to completion, and executed on gesso board (a textured board made of wood).