Monday, July 15, 2024


 Lobster Presentation
Original Oil
16" X 20"

This painting was certainly a departure from my usual wildlife paintings. 
Will elements from it be incorporated in future paintings? I think so. Figuring out different types of reflections, using bold colors, and creating unique compositions can carry in to any painting.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

The Claw

The deep rich color of the claw helps the lobster hold his own against the tablecloth color and the lemon. This triad of primary colors is a bold choice and with the fun theme of the painting, I think the correct one.


Saturday, July 6, 2024

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Butter, Lemon, & Lobster

 I guess I never envisioned I would paint clarified butter!
For the lemon I used cadmium yellow deep, yellow ochre, and in some spots lemon yellow.
 I can already see that my "reds" will run the gambit from orangey red to a deep cool red.


Monday, July 1, 2024

The Cracker


The cracker, which is close to the lobster, has the lobster's red reflected on it.
You can also see a small splash of red on the nearest fork to the plate.