Semi-scientific illustration of a Purple Wartyback (haha) mussel shell from the St. Croix. I have done this kind of stuff for long enough now that it is kind of hard to break out of the habit. Being an artist (or whatever) is sometimes confusing and weird. I'm going to paint a hot dog next. Being in a cabin on a river is very very amazing, even if the fish are conspiring against me. You're the coolest!

#YOUREapurplewartyback #cyclonaiastuberculata #scientificillustration #illustration #artandnature #illustratingnature #mussels #stcroixriver #minnesota #artistatpineneedles #shell #watercolor #naturalhistory

Semi-scientific illustration of a Purple Wartyback (haha) mussel shell from the St. Croix. I have done this kind of stuff for long enough now that it is kind of hard to break out of the habit. Being an artist (or whatever) is sometimes confusing and weird. I'm going to paint a hot dog next. Being in a cabin on a river is very very amazing, even if the fish are conspiring against me. You're the coolest! #YOUREapurplewartyback #cyclonaiastuberculata #scientificillustration #illustration #artandnature #illustratingnature #mussels #stcroixriver #minnesota #artistatpineneedles #shell #watercolor #naturalhistory