‘Crab’ W/C A3
This glorious crab looked almost alive, although cooked and sitting on my worktop. I used artists’ quality watercolours and Daler Rowney Aquarelle paper. The highlights helped to create the form and made him look wet.
This was one of a series of sea food from my local fishmonger.
‘Two Mackerel’ W/C, painted outside in the sunshine, which highlighted the extraordinary colours.
‘Thermidor’ W/C A3
I painted this based on notes and photographs I had taken of the live lobsters in the tanks at the fishmongers. I wanted to depict the iridescent blue colour and range of ochres and umbers of these fantastic creatures, as the pink cooked lobsters are boring by comparison. I have used white gouache dragged across the body to suggest that he is still underwater.
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