Sunday, January 1, 2012

MUDBUGS

The so very talented, Jean Townsend selected detritus as the theme for her Texas Moleskine. I struggled quite a bit with the subject matter. I wanted to be original, but did not have a clue what to paint until I thought of painting crawfish. Hailing from SW Louisiana, I know a thing or two about the ever popular crawfish boil...served on a heaping pile of newspapers and with the crawfish and vegetable remnants left behind you have the perfect pile of detritus. I usually begin with a sketch, but since I did not know where to begin with this tangled mess of legs and tails, I "drew" a few lines with my brush and then just jumped in. It was cropped "rough" so that you could see my own detritus in the making. Thanks, Jean...this was fun!

Thank you so very much for following my blog, despite my absent postings, your e-mails, comments, and encouragement mean a lot to me. Here's to painting and posting more in the upcoming year; Happy New Year!

8 comments:

Douglas Clark said...

That looks like something I ordered at a cajun restaurant at Port Aransas. You did a great job painting it.

conservativelybohemian said...

What a fun subject as you could go anywhere with it! You did a beautiful job, Angela. I am not a "shrimp" eater (well, I really don't care much for seafood in any form), but still and yet, the idea looks darned yummy and reminds me of the lobster boils I've heard so much about in the Northeast. I hope you do find more time to paint and to post in this new year for I so enjoy visiting!

T.Gomez said...

Love the way you've executed your subject matter falling on the corn!

Vern Schwarz said...

Great job on this Angela. Everything seems to work together very smoothly.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

You've done a terrific job with this - what a challenge!

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Beautiful painting Angela! I love the composition and limited color . . . also love the freshness and freedom of the paint. Wonderful choice for "detritus."

Gwen Bell said...

Wow...wonderful job on this! Great values and I love the variety of reds.

carol morgan carmichael said...

This is wonderful! You did an awesome job with a tough subject. Love it!