Little Reminders of the Seashore

I’ve recently been painting a number of little pieces.  Here are the ones with a seashore theme.

Scallop in the Sand, watercolor, 3" x 3"
Scallop in the Sand, watercolor, 3″ x 3″

I have a collection of sea shells that we’ve picked up from our visits to different beaches.  It was fun to imagine this scallop shell back on the sand.

Getting Wet Feet, watercolor on canvas, 4" x 5"
Getting Wet Feet, watercolor on canvas, 4″ x 5″

Getting a reference photo for this picture was difficult.  Ever notice that when one walks towards the birds to get close enough for a photo, the birds turn and start to walk away, resorting to flying to another spot if the photographer gets too close?

Washed Ashore, watercolor on canvas, 4" x 4"
Washed Ashore, watercolor on canvas, 4″ x 4″

Oyster shells are made up of many overlapping layers.  Getting the texture and form for this one was a challenge for me.

13 thoughts on “Little Reminders of the Seashore

  1. Ruth, these are exquisite. I can’t decide if I like the first or second one best. I think it’s a tie. The third is lovely as well, but I really do like one and two a whole, whole lot.

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