Tiny Little Shells

I am enjoying painting from a bag of tiny sea shells a friend lent me. I find inspiration in the least suspecting places these days. I am enjoying painting from random photos taken quickly. This has changed from last years art, as I was painstakingly taking photos and setting up still life images with perfect lighting. Frankly I feel so liberated working this way.

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Here is the little bag of tiny little shells I hope to be digging into some more. The friend who lent them to me must have so many sea shells as she lent me a whole shoe box full. This is what happens when you live in an area where there are lots of sea shells on the beaches. You become a collector. In my case I am a collector and painter of sea shells.

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3 thoughts on “Tiny Little Shells

  1. Cindy Rice

    Hi Heather,
    I see a bit of imperfection in your shell and it is interesting, more so than seeing a picture perfect shell. The last time we collected shells I found beauty in the imperfect ones and collected those as well as the perfect. Just like our wrinkles tell a story of our lives lived, the imperfect shells tell their life story and what they’ve been through. Your little painting got me thinking about all this, wonderful! BTW, your painting is gorgeous, love the warm palette!

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    1. practice925 Post author

      Thanks Cindy! Glad you got to do some nice shelling in the past. It is amazing that a shell can be created by a tiny little critter over time. It must take so much effort!

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  2. Kate R

    I always love collecting seashells and I love your little bag. Your painting is so beautiful – I really love the colors and the little hint of light that gives a touch of sheen.

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