The Revealing


Oil on Canvas

1.5 in Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Real sand and sea shells on canvas


ORIGINAL – this is the original, there are no reproductions done or going to be done of this piece

Accompanied by a letter of authenticity

Ready to hang, no frame required

Contact Front Porch Gallery 

2903 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008    (760) 795-6120

Designs from the Sea



Designs from the Sea is my series of paintings that are “Shellscapes”, where I incorporate real sand and shells into each painting. Little gifts from the sea as I like to or think of them, making each piece special, unique and one of a kind.

I incorporate shells and sand that I have found across the world, but mostly here in California in the San Diego where I live. I love to shell and each piece is such a joy to find, each day is different and the sea is constantly changing so you never know what you are going to find.

I so love the sea, the colors, the sound of the waves, smell of the salty air and the unique wonder of all it has to offer. These shellscapes and paintings from the Designs from the Sea series is a collection of those little sea gifts that I have found that you can then enjoy in your own home.

This way no matter if you are close to the sea or not you can have your own little piece of the sea hanging on your wall as fine art.


From the Artist; Tesa Michaels

This piece was so fun to create. It is from a day in Carlsbad, CA while I was collecting the real shells that are on this painting. The sky was so beautiful that day and had such a deep mood that I tried to capture in this painting.

This last winter they have brought more sand onto the beaches here in San Diego. They did this in Carlsbad and I was lucky to hit a day where the beach “revealed” so many of the new shells that were brought in with all the fresh sand from the sea; hence the name THE REVEALING.

This piece has gotten so much attention to those who see it in person. It is a conversational piece and is so fun in person with the shells.


Additional information

Dimensions 5377260058 × 537724057 in


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