Wednesday, February 13, 2013

She Loves Seashells

You can see that my shell painting has evolved and my painting table is covered with natural relics. I quite like the idea of living in a natural history museum. It suits me.

This is the kind of painting that I just love doing. The composition just evolves. I started with three shells and then just kept adding elements. The key is knowing when to stop and I'm almost there. Just a bit of detail and shading to go. These are from the beautiful seashell and sea glass collection that Cindy sent me from Australia. Tiny, amazing treasures.

Don't forget that you have until Friday to enter my giveaway for the little 'Snowball' original ACEO. You can enter here.

10 comments:

  1. La nature est si inspirante...
    Beautiful work Kathleen! : )

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  2. Lovely painting Kathleen, your colours look so good. That little dish of sea treasures is divine, I'd love to be on a beach surrounded by such things, somewhere warm, it would be wonderful.....sigh.....I'm a bit fed up with cold, rain and snow, seems never ending, like a year of it!! :)

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    1. Oh yes. Wouldn't a beach be lovely right now. ❤

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  3. So pretty!! I'd recognise them anywhere. Your painting is exactly like them, you've really captured their essence.

    Made the briefest of visits to the shore on the weekend - it's way too hot to venture onto the sand without shoes - your feet would be burnt to a crisp in seconds.

    When a cool change (ha!) and low tide coincide I'll pop down to see what the tide's left behind.

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    1. Speaking of beaches, here's my shell gatherer! (Lucky me.) Cindy, here you could cool your feet on the snow and ice. ❤

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  4. i adore your collection paintings . so wonderful

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    1. Thank you, Margie. I love making them so much. ❤

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  5. Dear Kathleen - what a wonderful subject and your eye for detail is super. Love the way you let it evolve. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Debbie. The details and patterns on the shells are so beautiful. It's been fun to paint them. ❤

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