I have a collection of shells that I use for references when painting. I have several scallop shells from Florida and from New England. I like the blue color and the sharp ridges of the bay scallop below, ( even though this one has a hole). I like the colors and the patterns on the Florida shell.
In this miniature scallop shell painting, I combined the patterns from one and the blue color from the other. I am not sure that scallops actually come with blue stripes but that is the fun of artist license 🙂 I painted the shell nestled in the sea grass and sand.
It can be found on my Etsy shop.