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Elissa Smith

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I have always loved looking at and collecting shells. I love their shapes, colours and patterns, so it seemed like a good idea to draw or paint one shell each day for 100 days. I have a huge collection so it will be no problem finding a new one each time. I was going to try different methods, but I'm enjoying getting to know how to use watercolour and ink, so I'm going to stick to that.


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Day 54


I decided to paint 5 shells here as they are all the same sort and individually very small and quick to paint. My friend, Loma, informed me that the scientific name for these "catseyes" is really opurculum. I was surprised to find that some of the shells are quite irregular in shape.