Original oil painting on primed card 5x3" available from my Etsy shop
This old nautilus shell has appeared in a couple of my still life paintings before. I'm not sure I'm happy with how this one has turned out but if I sleep on it I might see what I can do to improve it.
oil on primed card 4x3" . Available from my Etsy shop
These beautiful little shells can be found around the banks of the river Thames near where I live in Twickenham- I presume they are discarded by birds that have eaten the contents. It seems that there is more than one species of mussel living in the river here... one type is called the painter's mussel and was once used by painters to hold their paint - maybe I should give it a go!