A week of collecting – Day 7

Day 7: Wells Beach – Oyster Shell

(Ostrea Edulis)


I found this pockmarked shell on a dry sandy part of the beach that is only covered by water a few times a year. It is old and worn but nevertheless there are still parts that are shiny and pearlised. The tiny holes scattered across the surface of the shell are evidence of a former infestation by boring sponges.


6 thoughts on “A week of collecting – Day 7

  1. taphian

    wonderful painting, I like the colors. I’m always collecting shells at the beach, even found some petrified oysters in Greece and other shells.

  2. Freda Line

    A truly charming sketch . It so captures the feel of the see, sand and oyster. Am trying to get focused on some new work. New year, new attitude ‘do, don’t talk about it’. Very inspiring. Thank you Freda

    Sent from my iPad



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