I've worked 3 different sessions on this shell. I actually started it back in November and set it aside while I worked on the Daturas. But I need some work to put in the Klein Gallery for February. I also intend to paint 3 shells together in a long horizontal format. Thinking I may approach them in a biological way, ie, examining the forms more than thinking of them as a still life. This shell I picked up in Provincetown (in a store, not on the beach). I've rarely found a whelk on our beaches, although I know it's native.