These seashell paintings were created with watercolor in 1996. Each artwork was created with a variety of colors and washes. The first painting utilizes a muted background and textured watercolor on the shells. The second seashell painting incorporates the white of the paper for highlights and the background. The third piece of watercolor art uses alternating vibrant and muted colors, textures, and other techniques to form 3 unique seashells with a sunlit background. Allowing the watercolor to flow freely around the paper adds unique and interesting shapes and patterns to each artwork.

Watercolor painting of seashells

Seashell watercolor art

Watercolor art of sea shells

Seashell Watercolor Art

8 thoughts on “Seashell Watercolor Art

  • September 1, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    a very beautiful representation of watercolor art
    i like this shells, her colors, and she are painted with a very light hand, wonderful colors, i am a German aquarell painter
    greats from joja

  • September 1, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    Thank you Joja, I appreciate your kind comment very much.

  • January 1, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    the colores in painting num. 3 are brilliant and i love the colors you chose in painting num. 2 – and how you outlined and darked the edges of the shell in a nice dark blue.

  • January 3, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you amber, for your thoughtful comments about color use. I appreciate it.

  • June 29, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    I’ve always been afraid of watercolor mainly because I have never practiced enough to master it. You however, I admire your freedom. You have invisible lines, and colors I would have never chosen, but you make it work beautifully. I love your work.

    BC, Hawaii

  • July 1, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Thank you Bobbie,
    I appreciate that you noticed some interesting techniques, and encourage your exploration of the medium. Good luck with your artistic pursuits! 🙂


  • October 10, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Dear Michael,
    your artwork is beautiful. I came across these shells you’ve painted when searching contextual artists for my school art project.
    I’m also trying to decide whether to study an art degree in university, and I wanted to ask you what you do. Has your website helped you to sell artwork or made you any more well-known? Also do you make a living selling art? I hope you don’t mind me asking.
    Best wishes

  • October 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I just scrolled to the top to see your resume. Answers my queries. Thanks 😀

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