Here’s the favorite shell on its side. These shells wafted up upon some beach of the imagination, have traveled half way across the world, are still whispering the wave music of their interior chambers.
[Top of the post: Sea Shell by Aletha Kuschan, pencil]
Its top is like a mountain or a Christmas tree. I drew my favorite sea shell in spare lines.
[Top of the post: Drawing of a Sea Shell, by Aletha Kuschan, pencil]
Here’s an early watercolor I made of my favorite sea shell, the one that Walter gave me. I set it in my father’s garden with the petunias and painted it from life — many, many years ago. The two curved shapes in the foreground are border stones. Notice the marigold impersonating a dandelion. (I know it’s not a dandelion. My father wouldn’t have permitted it!)
[Top of the post: Watercolor of a Sea Shell, by Aletha Kuschan]
Drew this very fast yesterday with colored pencils. It’s turned out to be a study of big shapes. It’s approximately life size. Come visit my store on CafePress!
[Top of the post: Study of a Sea Shell, by Aletha Kuschan]