I started out with a very fine pencil outline, just a guide really. Then a simple wash of colour using
Yellow Ochre - which I also spread around for eventual background
when this had dried I then added more Burnt Umber with a little Raw Umber here and there -
this is where more detail is also brought in to show the patterns on the shell -
I also lifted a little colour on the top of the shell with just clear water and a tissue for the highlights
and a mix of Ultramarine Blue with Burnt Sienna mixed together for the base shadow - using clear water to fade it out slightly. I then used a spattering technique for texture.....
and there you have it
A loose impressionist style Shell
Happy Painting everyone!