This is a painting of the American or Common Oyster. It is 5 x 7 inches on canvas panel. Oysters are bivalves. Bivalves have no bones or head! In order to hold themselves together, they grow shells. I have written an article about oysters and other bivalves that appeared in the March edition of The Breeze Magazine of the Lowcountry. Six of my paintings illustrate the article. For more information about this painting, click here.