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Shell paintings for the exhibition

“From the Forest to the Foreshore” exhibition is beginning on Saturday. (Check here for more information.) I thought you might like to see what I have painted for it. I created 2 paintings, both of scallop shell fragments. The first 2 photos are of the actual shells.

The set up of the scallop shells that I painted. (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)
The set up of the scallop shells that I painted. (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)
The set up of the second painting, scallop fragments. (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)
The set up of the second painting, scallop fragments. (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

The next couple of photos show the finished paintings. (Sorry about the strange cropping of the works, but I am becoming much more aware of copyright issues. 😦 I am wondering whether showing only some of my painting may make it less desirable to copy.)

The finished painting (Photo  and art work copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)
The finished painting (Photo and art work copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)
The finished painting (Photo  and art work copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)
The finished painting. There are more blue tones in this than is shown in the photo. (Photo and art work copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

And then making the decisions about frames. What do I like? What might a potential buyer like? What suits the paintings? The black card and the mount board helps to understand what it will look like by removing other visual distractions.

(Photo and art work copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)
(Photo and art work copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)
(Photo and art work copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)
(Photo and art work copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

I was very happy with the framed paintings.

If you get to the exhibition, tell me what you think. I would love to know.

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