Poseidon is, of course, the Greek god of the sea. He married Amphitrite, so maybe I could have called it "Valentine for Amphitrite." But maybe that's too obscure.
I named this painting after him because the colors remind me of the interiors of sea shells. Oysters, perhaps, or abalone.
However, it was still inspired by agate. There are many kinds of agate and other banded stones, and some of the specimens I have seen have a certain translucent clarity. When they are sliced thin, they let in a bit of light, and they have broader bands color. If only I could find a photo of the sort of agate that inspired me! I wonder if I imagined it...
I painted this on a beautiful sunlit morning. You can see the beginnings of another painting here, too. It didn't turn out, so you will probably never see it. Only the best for you!
This painting seems to have picked up some of the peaceful qualities of that morning. Despite all of the bands of color (or perhaps because of them) it seems to bring in the rhythmic tranquility of the sea.