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Seashell's Dream

Seashell's Dream

8x8 inches, oil on panel

Just finished this little painting today after working on it on and off over the last month or 2 between other projects. I painted it over about 7 sessions. It developed a bit differently from my usual process for still life, because instead of doing a drawing first I just jumped in with a color oil sketch the first day, and just kept adding refinement and detail each session.

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Reader Comments (7)

Really beautiful piece Sadie, I love the light reflecting off the shell, it really seems to have that pearlescent quality that shells like that have.

June 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNeil Blevins

That's just good! I like the reflection in the bottle, especially in the neck.

June 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDave B


June 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichael dean Springer

This is just gorgeous!
It is so beautiful.
Julie Roman

June 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Beautiful and classic.

July 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJala Pfaff

Hi Sadie, I share your love for seashells. A very refined painting!
Ariane, The Netherlands

Just came across your blog. WOW! I am awe inspired. Your work is absolutely exquisite.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterisola bella
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