This is an oil on canvas panel 10 x 8 of a favorite Christmas plant. Although many people think of the red as flowers, they are actually leaves! For further information, please click here.
This is an old fashioned rose that according to a book I have originated in Paris at the time of Napoleon. His wife Josephine had a legendary rose garden with many varieties. Such roses can still be grown and are sometimes found in specialty nurseries. This 8 x 10 painting is an oil on canvas panel. For information on the price of this painting, click here.
This 10 x 8 oil painting is on a canvas panel. The painting features subtle colors of garden roses. For further information, click here.
This is a 10 x 8 oil painting on stretched canvas. There are several garden roses in this painting. For further information, click here.
This is an acrylic painting on stretched canvas of brilliant purple red flowers on a gold background. For further 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.
More seashells! I love the brown, rust, white and tans of these different shells. This is an 8 x 8 canvas panel. Cowrie shells have an interesting history. For hundreds of years they were used as money in parts of Africa. Slave traders used cowrie shells to trade for human slaves. In the 1680’s, a slave cost 10,000 shells. In 1770 the cost for an adult male slave was 150,000 cowrie shells. For more information about this painting, click here.
This is another version of the Atlantic Ribbed Mussels. For more information, click here.
The Atlantic Ribbed Mussell (Geukensia Demissa) is featured in this painting. Mussels have been killed by an alien species, zebra mussels, which were brought to the United States from Eastern Europe. The zebra mussels killed our native mussels by holding their shells closed to stop them from taking in oxygen and food. Mussel murder??? For more information about this painting, click here.
This is a small 5 x 7 inch painting of the soft shell clam that is native to both coasts of the United States. It is a bivalve. Fossils of bivalves have been found in rocks from the early Cambrian period–about 500 million years ago. That was 300 million years before dinosaurs! For more information on this painting, click here.