Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Bears & Sea Shells

Summer Sea Shells on eBay this week!
  I hope everyone had a Happy & safe Independence Day holiday! I finally finished the above palette set and they are on eBay this week! I say finally because its taken a bit! I designed the clam shell palette for a custom mermaid set I did a bit ago and had shells on the brain~ I have wanted to paint some for a while....they were such a popular motif to paint at the beginning of the 19th c~ I wanted to see what all the hub bub was about. well. Oh My Golly! I love painting seashells!  They are quite involved actually and take extra time to paint, but are so much fun~ so colorful and happy!  I picked some favorite sea creatures to go with~ a star fish, seahorse, and clam for thread winders. So if you are one of the many who have been requesting seashells, you can find them here on eBay this week.   I think perhaps I should paint a bear on the next palette set.....
  We have had a few visitors this summer....I usually get so excited I forget to get my camera...a few weeks ago we had a little 2 yr cub...the blondest bear I have ever seen in my life~ he was the color of a bananna ~ I am not kidding!  This fellow stopped by day before last...well, early in the morning, and was so comfy in our tree he decided to take a nap so had plenty of time to go get the camera...perhaps I need to put him on a skep palette...or maybe a dancing bear!

3 comments:

ELISABETH Magid said...

Aww! That look of 'caught me' renders him a real cutie - I could definitely see that mug shot in the center of a thread palette!

Janice Gail said...

Oh, yes! On the palette would be great!

Barbara Brown said...

Following the comments before mine....you would have to make him a nice juicy clump of huckleberries, a piece of honeycomb (or Pooh's Hony pot) and a little apple tree so he could pick his own apples....for thread winders. :-) LY Mom