Saturday, December 22, 2007

Canary Lip Conch


Introducing Strombus Canarium Labiatus Labiatus, or may I call it Canary Lip Conch? The actual shell is a diminutive specimen from the East Indian Ocean, about an inch and a quarter long, finely marked and was well worth a long look with a magnifying glass.
- Nancy Boudreau

5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed mat board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sand Dollar


Though it was long ago, I'll never forget how sweet it was to stroll along the beach collecting delicate sand dollars.
- Nancy Boudreau

5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed mat board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Abalone Shell


From the coastal waters off California, the Abalone. A delight to gourmets and shell collectors.
- Nancy Boudreau

5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed mat board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Monday, December 17, 2007

Kings Crown Conch


From the muddy mangrove swamps and bays of Florida, Melongena corona, Kings Crown or Crown Conch.
- Nancy Boudreau

5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed mat board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Turban Angaria Shell


After a long online search, I've come to believe that the subject of this painting is a very fine Turban shell, an Angaria delphinus atrata, probably from the Philippines, collected in the early 1960's. It has a lively pattern of black ridges over a pink and white base. In the few places where to pink top layer is chipped, the pearly throat of the shell gleams through. The mouth of the shell is a perfect round, smoothly coated with irridescent pearl, a perfect fit or my left index finger.
- Nancy Boudreau

5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed mat board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Friday, December 14, 2007

Tiger Cowries


Glossy eggshaped shell,
with mottled lacquered sheen.

For some,
Ocean currency,
was once the shell standard.
- Nancy Boudreau

5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed mat board
signed, dated and comments on the back

At last. . . the book!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Haitian Tree Snail Shells


Fairy-tale snails from the Once-Upon-A-Time most beautiful Caribbean island, Hispaniola.
-nB

5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed mat board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Endive Murex


5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed mat board
signed, dated and comments on the back