On my recent trip to Croyde Bay I found a small shell on the beach. It was packed with sand and I creafully eased all the grains out and thought, ‘I’ll paint that later. I put the tiny, fragile shell in my pocket and forgot about it.
When I got home a few days later the shell was still in my pocket and remarkably, still in once piece. It has been sitting on the desk for about a month until I took it outside into the wonderfully sunny weekend we’ve just had and painted it. The picture is postcard sized, the actual shell is less than 2cm long.
I realyl enjoyed sitting in the sun and painting this picture, and when I finished it I made a second version in blue. I hope you like them.
These two pictures are now in the USA.