I am embarrassed to have posted that painting from yesterday. When I looked at it this morning I quickly picked up my brushes and did some alterations. I still is not that good, but at least that awful rendering of the shell is gone - a definite improvement in my humble opinion. So here is the new one.
I, at least, like it better. I will be using 6"x6" canvases for a while and hope that with a little room I can do better. You will have to be the judge
All is well, and all will be well,