How to Open Clams

 Seriously, how beautiful is this basket of clams ?! I love the deep inky blues the clams have when he first pulls them out from the mud.  I see another clammy painting in my not-too-distant future. 

Seriously, how beautiful is this basket of clams ?! I love the deep inky blues the clams have when he first pulls them out from the mud.

I see another clammy painting in my not-too-distant future. 

I have been itching to add to my "How To" series for awhile and a mini-break from art festivals in early May let that happen. Doesn't hurt that my fisherman boyfriend supplies me with tons of inspiration when he's working on the bay. 

Second thingy I want to share : I am revisiting some of my older instructional pieces. After years of having people suggest/argue with the steps to eating a lobster, etc., I am jumping back into and adding some more tips for those struggling with seafood. 

Some cosmetic tweaks are in the works too. My first piece in this series was completed in 2010 so they could use a little love.

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YES I made changes, but I need to say one important thing. Eating anything is intuitive and the only way to find your way is to try it yourself (especially picking crabs, which is now newly updated. Check out that hand lettering I painted with my liner brush & the note about the "mustard").