Accretion No. 1

fullsizeoutput_cb0 Channeled Whelk with Barnacle Adornment – Last summer I found quite a number of unusual shells on our stretch of the Atlantic Coast. When I first saw this shell rolling in the surf, I glanced at it and kept walking. Then I stopped and went back for it, realizing I had never seen anything quite like this weathered, old shell. It has a rugged beauty. 

 

32 thoughts on “Accretion No. 1

  1. How beautiful….i love how u captured all of it’s details!! I too have never seen one of these. Honestly it looks like a very calm sanctuary to crawl in & hide from all of this bizarre uncertainty!Hope u guys are well & enjoying the summer as much as u can! LOVE

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  2. Jane, you did it…captured this weathered barnacle laden crustacean beautifully! I am looking forward to seeing No. 2…No. 3…and hopefully many more!!

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  3. I love the shell painting, Jane (visiting from Tina’s post, of course 🙂 ) My kitchen windowsill has an array of shells that I’ve gathered here over the years. I’m not gifted to paint though.

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    • I’m a shell collector too but some of the shells that washed in last summer were very different from anything I’d seen before. This painting is the first one that I did of those shells. There will be more to follow. The types of accretions that washed in last year are not washing in this year.

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  4. This painting and your accretion #2 are both special, would make a good side-by-side artwork on my wall 🙂 This is a tribute to all the shells I’ve picked up over the years ~ wonderful work.

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