17 January 2010

On the shelf

Oil on Belgian linen panel - 12 x 9 inches

Yes, another shell ................ and more to come soon (well, one anyway - then that's it for all things shell like). Click the photo as I have uploaded a larger pic.


  1. I used to love drawing shells until I started painting stones. I like the realism in this one Paul. Very nice.

  2. aaaahhhhh. They are so very difficult to get the architecture of, I think. Perfectly done. Love the indication of translucence at the top. But I'm also in love with the warm shadow under the wood ledge. sorry I've got to run: I hear the ocean calling.

  3. OMgoodness...this is absolutely amazing. The realism...the texture of the shell, the splinters in the wood. Appears you can actually feel those textures for real. Great stuff Paul.

  4. Hi Paul!
    Thanks for the larger photo, there I could really see the whole amount of detail and dedication you have put on the painting: WOW!
    I really would like to paint like you :) I said this before, I know, and I know the answer, but can't help it *sigh*
    Best regards,