Crab No.7

Enamel on Glass
$400
15.5 x 9.75

Anyone who knows me – or visits this website – knows that, next to birds, I love crabs best 🙂 I just love crabs’ jointed exoskeletons! And thus this painting, my seventh of a crab. This sook – a mature female – has been washed up to the water’s edge but is far from damaged or harmless. She’s ready to snag anything that gets within reach with her bright red claws, so beware!

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Crab No.6

10×16
Enamel on Glass
Reproductions Available

Yet another crab. This one is on glass. The painted background is reset – like a tiny shadow box 🙂 This gives the crab on the forefront more impact. Painting on glass is a challenge – the smooth surface of the glass does not easily accept paint; you have to wrestle it into submission. But the result is worth the effort. Thank you Joanne Riley for the many glass panels!

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Crab No.4

 

6 x 6
Enamel on Canvas

Finally got back to painting after the flurry of social and artistic activity at the beginning of the summer. Trying to paint smaller. Now working on a few 6″x6″ works for the Off the Bay Gallery here in Deale. This one’s my Crab No.4.

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Gotcha!

7 x 10
Gouache Watercolor
Original: $500
Reproductions Available 

One summer my youngest son and his two oldest boys were here visiting for a week. What fun we had! Among the new experiences for my grandsons was the fun of crabbing – both off the end of the pier and with my two crab pots. The boys couldn’t get enough of pulling the pots up to see if I had caught any crabs or if the pots needed to be rebaited. When one, lone crab finally wandered into the pot, the boys were so excited 🙂 Here’s a gouache watercolor commemorating that moment.

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Crab No.3

 

12 x 9
Enamel on Canvas
Original: $200
Reproductions Available

I’ll never tire of painting Chesapeake Bay blue crabs, an icon of the area.  Just wish it were easier to repopulate the crabs in the Bay as overfishing and pollution have severely diminished their numbers.

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Triple Crab - Jimmy, Sally, Sook

Each 7 x 5
Watercolor
Reproductions Available

“Triple Crab” is actually three different paintings which I have matted into one framed composition. There is “Jimmy” – a male crab in the center, “Sally” – an immature female on the right, and “Sook” – a mature female crab on the left. I have sold some of the individual paintings but also enjoy the combination of the three in one composition. What do you think?

 

 

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Crab No.2

 

10 x 8
Watercolor
Original: $200
Reproductions Available

This watercolor is a Maryland blue crab, many of whom wander into my crab pots and become our dinner 🙂  They may not be very pretty but they sure are tasty, especially with the obligatory Old Bay seasoning!

 

 

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Crab No.5

6 x 6
Oil on Canvas
Original $70

This steamed carb is ready for eating as witnessed by his all-red color, covering of Old Bay seasoning, and the proximity of my mallet. Yummy!

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