Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sittin on top

This crab is fun to paint and his attitude is a selling point. The mouth is also open and shows a lot of the defensive posture that a crab will get when threatened. My husband, Chris and I caught have crabs before and he told me the trick to pick them up, is to grab them at the rear of the shell. I tried the trick and the crab promptly reached under and pinched me. Needless to say, I threw the crab trying to get it off my finger! It startled both Chris and myself and he had enough presence of mind to catch the critter and throw it into the bucket. I ate the "biter" with a great deal of relish!
Sittin on top acrylic on canvas 12 x 12

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