Scallop Shell Trio- 9X12 on 140 lb. cold press
I am in a beach painting state of mind lately, and the shells and beach glass are getting me back in practice. I decided that the easiest way to get back to painting would be with the simple objects- and beach finds are something I have in abundant supply. The variety of colors and all of the little details make for good practice without a lot of pressure to produce a perfect painting.
These scallop shells are from Long Island- Fire Island to be specific. Walking the beach on Fire Island is amazing when you are a serious beachcomber. One beach has mostly clam shells, and a mile down the sand, there are zillions of scallops. If you are having a GREAT day, you find some beach glass to add to your sandy treasures.
I found a new beach today(new to me) that was beautiful, but not much in the way of shells. Right in the shadow of Mugu Rock, next to Point Mugu Naval Base. I found a few pretty little shells and 4 pieces of beach glass. A little extra exercise to add to my 3 miles at sunrise- along with some nice photos made it a good trip. Who knows? Maybe a future painting in one of those photos.