November 14, 2006

Sea Shells

I worked on these shells from another site to practice the jumbled composition of the mussel shells and subtle coloring and shading (I am very new to watercolors) the upper starfish and shells were a "draw what you see" lesson then added watercolor to try to add some depth and life to them. They are cheerful and came out better than I thought. I live near the shoreline and have spent many a summer strolling the sand searching for shells, glass and especially sand dollars. This brings back many wonderful memories from when my kids were small, and very "salty" all summer long.

6 comments:

Lin said...

NICELY DONE!! Very fresh and lively!

Virginia Hanley said...

You are doing really nice work here. I read your whole blog, and certainly can relate, having spent lots of years being a MOM; now I have time to pursue what I love--creating art. Welcome, and keep going!

Teri C said...

Beautiful shells! Love how you laid them out.

Karen said...

Nice job, Sandy!

Casey said...

Very nice job! I like all your posts so far, but it's hard to believe you haven't been drawing for a long time. You must have an innate ability. Please keep posting!

Jana Bouc said...

Terrific composition, definitely seen with an artist's eye and beautifully rendered too.