When we go to the beach as a family, our goal is to relax and reconnect. A favorite activity is simply walking along the beach, observing and exploring, looking mostly for sharks teeth and any novelties that wash ashore.
A few years ago I spotted a bright orange color in the surf at low tide, just as the tide was starting to creep up. I figured what I saw was probably a washed away beach toy but wanted to see for sure. The orange object was covered by the quickly rising tide a couple of times, but I was able to keep track of it under the waves because of the bright color. Reaching for a third time I finally had this great Lion’s Paw scallop shell in my grip. It was such fun to paint, too, because of its unusual color.
Over the next few weeks I will share paintings of other beachy goodness as I participate in the #naturedoodlewash adventure. Again, thanks to Charlie for hosting the event.
Hope you all have a terrific weekend!
16 thoughts on “Lion’s Paw Scallop #NatureDoodlewash”
Seeing your scallop shell makes me so want to go the beach. It’s very realistic!
A fellow shell collector yay! Lovely doodlewash
This is a great painting, Carol! I so love collecting shells and bits too – its awesome fun.
Thanks, Shissh! Have a great weekend!
Wow…excuse that weird comment! Shouldn’t try typing when I’m tired I guess! 😊This is beautiful, Carol!! 💕😃Love this doodlewash! So glad you were able to capture this treasure!
I have translated this to mean good job 😂.
You’re making me yearn for the beach! Thank you! 😀
Carol, as usual dad and I love everything you do. You have such a talent. Love, Momand Dad
HAHA! Perfect! New word then!
I love shells a gift of our nature I love to create jewelry with unique pieces! Your painting is beautiful Carol! Have a great day! 🙂
You certainly make lovely jewelry, and found pieces can make the most interesting focal points!
Thank you Carol that’s why I love to make pieces that are created in Limited Edition or one of a kind especially when I use unique found! And yes they are a great focal point! I am very happy that you like them! 😉