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Sunday, May 13, 2012
Another Crab Painting
"Crab Feast" by Jane McElvany Coonce
My last post was of my most recent crab painting. I'm working on a crab series. I'm trying to get enough crab paintings to do a show somewhere. This was one of the first ones I did in the series. The basket was one that my dad used to catch crabs. He would catch crabs by the bushels. When I set up this still life, I positioned the crabs on the newspaper, and I loved how it looks like one of the crabs is getting ready to do the crossword puzzle. Of course, you can't have crabs without beer!