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I couldn't settle on anything specific to paint tonight and decided to pull out my acrylics for some practice. After using oils for quite awhile, there is always a bit of a learning curve in using acrylics again. They're more common lately, as so many people have issues with oil paints and solvents and clean up is easier.
So hunting through my archives I found this little blue mussel shell. These are so common in Newfoundland seen on every beach it seems and are grown commercially. Unfortunately I am allergic to shellfish, so simply admire them from an artistic point of view.
This is on a 5" x 7" stretched canvas. I toned the canvas black and like the effect of a little darkness coming through the layers and will use the dark tone again I think.