Barnicles, Tiger Cowrie Murex & Scallop

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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.

My latest magazine article with paintings

Bioluminescent dinoflagellate-001 (Large)

I have written an article for the Breeze Magazine of the Low Country, the April edition just now online.  Click here to read my article called “An Artist Paints Bioluminescent Creatures.” Please turn to page 32.  Paintings of five creatures are included with the text.

Cedar Waxwing

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Every year a whole flock of cedar waxwings flies in to eat the berries from the Photenia trees in the back yard.  They stay for several days and when they have stripped off every berry, they are gone!    This is a small painting, 5 x 7 inches.   A frame that will hold a  5 x 7 panel can be found in nearly every store as it is one of the most popular sizes. Click here to learn more about this painting.