I think that I am finally about finished with the seashell. It has been too cold to work in the studio (it has AC for summer but normally I can get by with a little electric heater in the winter) so I brought it inside and took over the dining room table. I have found that there are many more interruptions in the home than when I am "hiding" in the studio. There are some things that I would do differently if I were painting it again but I do like how the shell itself turned out and I am proud of myself for painting something larger than 5x7 (it is 24x18). Comments and suggestions are always welcome.