Saturday, November 01, 2008

Louisiana Crabs


Louisiana Crabs
Watercolor on Richeson (top) and Arches (bottom)
My son-in-law, Jim, went crabbing Friday morning with one of the guys from work. Armed with string and chicken parts, they weren't at it long. The crabs went into an ice chest, with ice. I thought I had found a couple of frozen ones to draw. Such great colors. But one of them warmed up enough under the light on my drafting table to squirm around and scooted himself right off the table. He didn't like me trying to pick him up, either. But despite his claws, I got him back into the ice chest, for later with Old Bay in the pot. Doesn't the top drawing look like a dance?

8 comments:

Barbara Weeks said...

Spectacular!

Lisa Reed said...

What wonderfully colorful dancing crabs!

Leah said...

these are fabulous! love the colors.

BMoon said...

These are beautiful...love your soft wet in wet (looks like) technique...the colors are varied yet so harmonious. Kudos!

freebird said...

It does look like a dance. Terrific.

Margaret Ann said...

Beautiful dance of color too...Love it! :)

Ricardo Sérgio said...

These are great.

marancat said...

These are lovely - I admire your 'loose' style. The crabs really do look as if they could scoot off the table any moment!

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