jumbo painting of Red Rock crab

This piece was a commission to be something nautically inclined, with crabs being foremost among the themes.  Given the opportunity, who doesn’t love crab and shrimp feeding appendages up close???

Cancer productus is a native of our fair Puget Sound waters, and is carnivorous- wasting no time wasting barnacles by crushing them in its pincers.  This piece is fairly large, 24×48 inches, and was fun to do because of the diversity in colors and textures.  I took some liberties to stylize some of the forms in pushing it further into the camp of “art”, and I am happy how it turned out- real close to what I had envisioned before I started.

This won’t be my last crab!  The next painting should be an even closer look at those wicked apparatus, (which by the way is the plural of the singular apparatus!)

Hippopotanimusmus

I painted this Hippopotamus for the perennially lovely Christine for her birthday.  It was only 4 years late, but I made up for that in the size…it is 24×48″ and mounted above the kitchen windows.  I also took a time lapse of this so I hope to get that up soon.

There has been some discussion on changing the color of the water to look a little less like blood…but it was valentines day!  Relajate amorcita!  Dije no es sangre, es el color del corazon!