Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bully Lobster, 6x6 Inches, Oil

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We had lobster Sunday to celebrate my daughter's boyfriend's birthday.  It was a really nice day, and, chicken-heart that I am, I left the actual COOKING of the beasts to my husband.  I ventured into the kitchen right after they went 'in', and heard a bit of knocking on the pan - I ran out of the kitchen faster than I thought I was capable!  They cooked one for me to paint, as I don't eat them, and then he became part of a pasta dish.  I had a lot of fun with the drawing of the lobster, and then I just had a blast putting brushloads of green paint on, in slightly different shades, for the background.  I love my life!

My husband says I always seem to paint lobsters looking angry - now I ask you.. have you ever seen a HAPPY looking lobster after he's been cooked????
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20 comments:

  1. He's wonderful Kelley, I love your brushwork. To me he seems to be saying "really?".

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  2. lol! Love this post and love the painting, sounds like you do indeed have a great life. :))))

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  3. I'd recognize him anywhere, Kelley. Is he a Maine lobstah? :)

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  4. love the way you positioned this guy! great job!

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  5. Is he looking at me?
    Great brushwork love the colors.

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  6. GREAT brushwork! Love all of those oranges and the way you scratched in the "feelers". Love that square textured green too...the perfect color with that vivid orange!

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  7. this critter is fairly jumping off the canvas!!! beautifully done, so much said in a small format! i run screaming from the kitchen while the deed is being done as well. but i foolishly spend a few minutes before hand speaking to it and telling it how sorry i am for it's coming demise. however, i am ashamed to say, i have no trouble eating them. excellent painting!

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  8. Not that I have many opportunities to eat lobster, but after reading your post I may never eat one again! lol You are too funny. I cried one time when I caught a little tiny fish and couldnt' get the hook out of his mouth! Great painting!!!

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  9. Kelley..Love this painting..well done. You are SO funny

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  10. The lobster looks like he was challenging to paint him. Well, you showed him a thing or too. Well done. Love the color palette.

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  11. I love this lobster, beautiful lights and darks! Wonderful colors! By the way, he looks fierce!

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  12. He certainly doesn't look happy, but the painting is. Love the colors.

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  13. Awesome.....!!! love the perspective and colors!

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  14. I really like all the brushwork on this one. Colors are dynamic. Yes, he looks a big concerned?... Tim- you gotta understand:) I am with you Kell, it is like eating lamb:(

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  15. I'm glad I'm not the only one taking pics of my dinner. Love the juicy chunks of paint to help that gorgeous lobster pop from the canvas!

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  16. I think that this guy looks a little confused!

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  17. What a cute lobster! Love the whiskers!

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  18. This lobstah is just too cool! I am so jealous that you get those fresh there. What a treat!

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  19. Love the lobster! I can't eat them either. It's a little too hands on for me!!

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