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Abalone Shell

When my art career began, I received an assignment to create paintings of seashells that would be sold as prints. 

Seashell Medley in sand

I was given the assignment after sharing the above painting with a publisher. I needed to come up with 8 paintings that were unique. He only requested that there weren’t any shells cropped off.

Brown Shell Medley Pink Triton Medley

I made my paintings differ by the amount of seashells; there were a pair of single shells and two pairs of groups. Another pair of paintings even included driftwood with the seashells.

  Spider Conch

Pink Conch

I loved the beautiful colors, textures and shapes of the seashells that I illustrated. I also ended up having a wonderful shell collection when I was finished. I share four of the posters here with some close-ups. For the sand, I splattered the paint with a toothbrush. 

pink shell close up 2 pink shell close up 3 spider conch close up 2 spider conch close up 1 Sand and shell

I have a blog where I describe my technique and have a lot more information. It is at: 


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Author: Judy

I'm an illustrator by profession. At this juncture in my life, I am pursuing my dream of writing and composing music. Every day of my life is precious!


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