Wednesday, December 23, 2015

painting a shell

The desk looks relatively tidy as I move on to painting a shell. One the left is a black and white image provided by Anna Mason and next to it is the very light sketch.  Just above the sketch is a lovely Xmas card that arrived yesterday from RosA (thank you). On the right is my pallet with the very dirty mixing tray waiting to be cleaned.  Not a great deal happening on the desk. 
 But, lots happening at home as we prepare for guests, gifts and lots of food followed by a holiday. 

Wishing everyone a merry christmas and happy new year.  


  1. Good morning.
    I'm doing a quick whizz round all my fav blogs before hitting the supermarket for the last minute shop.
    I would just like to wish you a very happy Christmas and hope that 2016 comes with all you wish for yourself.
    Big hugs,
    Annie x #16

  2. Will look forward to seeing how shell painting works out.
    Have a great holiday :)

  3. You look very calm, Sandra. The shell is beautiful.
    Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Crafty 2016 and thank you for all the lovely comments and friendship you have shared over the last year.
    Hugs Lisax #30

  4. Actually, I like seeing dirty paint palettes like's interesting to see what colours you've mixed! The shell will be gorgeous no're a very talented artist. Enjoy the festivities with your family and friends..thank you for the fun, friendship and support this year
    Merry Christmas! LLJ 11 xxxx

  5. You are an incredible painter Sandra. I looked at your picture and could not work out what you had painted on the shell. It was so life like, I thought it was a real shell which you were embellishing with some paint. I had to click on it an expand it to see that it was a painting of a shell. Brilliant.
    Well done.
    Thanks for dropping by at my page, and you lovely comments.
    Have a joyful Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
    Chris #12

  6. Such a talented lady, look forward to seeing the results of this new piece. Thanks for the visit to mine. Have a great Christmas and a Happy and Crafty New Year, Angela x 21

  7. Look forward to seeing shell completed. Happy Christmas. Anne x #27

  8. Look forward to seeing shell completed. Happy Christmas. Anne x #27

  9. I would not know where to start with painting that beautiful shell! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished picture. Thank you so much for stopping by earlier, I hope you have a very happy Christmas.
    Diana #22

  10. Your talent is amazing! Merry Christmas Wishes to you!
    Glenda #33

  11. Looking forward to seeing the project finished.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Sue #20

  12. The good thing about you watercolour art is that it doesn't require many supplies. It's easy to keep your desk tidy and you don't need lots of storage either. I'm a supply junkie and I often feel I'm drowning in all my supplies. Sometimes, I don't even know where I put them! Lovely card from RosA - it must have been in an earlier batch, not the one she's sending out today! Happy holidays! zsuzsa #38

  13. you paint so tidily! Happy Christmas Helen 3

  14. An incredibly tidy desk today, Sandra. Well done.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

  15. Thanks for visiting. Your painting is always a delight. I surprised myself with being ahead of the game with prep work for the next 3 days for all my company coming. Good feeling and the weather is to be nice for travel. Have a wonderful Christmas

  16. Like the White Rabbit in Alice I am "Late" - only just getting around to commenting and it is almost time for another week to begin. Sorry, but Christmas got in the way.
    The shell picture, I imagine is for inspiration or know how, is beautiful and I cannot wait to see how you went on with your drawing of it.
    All the best for 2016
    Hugs, Neet xx