Here’s more from my personal collection of seashells. This is a 5 x 7 painting in tones of rust, brown grey and white. All seashells have shells that consist of calcium carbonate, which is very strong and hard. A shell is like a mobile home–you carry it with you! For more information about this painting, click here.
Here’s a fine collection of sea snails: The Cerith, The Moon snails, the Lewis Moon Snail and the Colorful Atlantic Moon snail. There is also a common periwinkle in this 5 x 7 painting. For more information about this painting, click here.
Dog whelks are found in the inter tidal zone, the area of the shore covered and exposed by tides. They live all around the coasts wherever there are barnacles, oysters, or mussels. The banded tulip is also a sea snail. In England, whelks are considered tasty and very popular. An average whelk has 137 calories, 24g of protein,, .34g of fat and 8g of carbohydrates. (Not for me–I’ll stick with peanut butter and crackers!) For more information about this painting, click here.
The Admiral, Geography and Orbigny’s Cone Snails are all beautiful–but deadly! Their venom, the conotoxin is heavily researched by biochemists seeking medicines to treat a variety of human neurological disorders like Parkinsons, alzheimers, and epilepsy. Cone snails are taken and sold in vast numbers to research labs around the world. There are more than 800 species of poisonous cone snails. They are lovely and colorful, but do not pick them up. Their sting can be fatal. For more information about this painting, click here.