May 4, 2012

"Fantasy Blue-Eyed Snail"

“Fantasy Blue Eyed Snail”
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – official aceo size
Acrylic paint & colored pencil
Arches 140lb watercolor paper
Date of work: May 2012
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Before I learned that snail’s eyes are located on the ends of their antenna, I thought that they must be on their heads, just like ours. And I thought that they must have lovely big blue eyes with long eyelashes. They also (in my mind) probably had their shells hand-painted by tiny elves in colors to match their eyes. 
Well, I know better now, but I still like the big blue-eyed snails with the painted shells that I knew about in the thoughts of my ignorance.