Moon Snail Project # 72 – 81: Variations II

April 25, 2013

“Our perception of things can be altered simply by the angle we choose to look at something.”
— Keri Smith, How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum

Moon Snail Shells # 72 - 79, watercolor sketches using Payne's Gray

Moon Snail Shells # 72 – 79, watercolor sketches using Payne’s Gray

“Creativity arises from our ability to see things from many different angles.”
— Keri Smith, How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum

“The same subject seen from a different angle gives a subject for study of the highest interest and so varied that I think I could be occupied for months without changing my place, simply bending more to the right or left.”
— Paul Cezanne

Surprisingly, I am not yet tired of painting my moon snail shell.  In fact, I am growing quite fond of it!

Moon Snail Shell # 80, pencil and watercolor sketch (reprise of shell # 59)

Moon Snail Shell # 80, pencil and watercolor sketch (reprise of shell # 59)

Moon Snail Shell # 81, colored pencil sketch

Moon Snail Shell # 81, colored pencil sketch

 

 

6 Responses to “Moon Snail Project # 72 – 81: Variations II”


  1. Rosemary I am loving this series!!

    • Rosemary Says:

      I am so glad! Just a few more posts, and the project will be over. I will have to think of something new for a future project.

  2. Karin Says:

    I’m looking forward to every new sketch. Those watercolour sketches in grey are beautiful!

  3. shoreacres Says:

    I’m so far behind – but my goodness, I’m enjoying this series. I’m looking forward to going through it again and pulling out some of the quotations.

    I like the gray, too. I especially like the various shells arranged in a shape like the moon.

    • Rosemary Says:

      I was thinking the round arrangement was like the face of a clock. Thanks for pointing out the moon shape!


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