Friday, November 19, 2010

Watch your plate...



After a hectic couple of weeks at work its finally Friday again and despite a horrible cold, I'm trying to make some progress on pieces that were sitting in limbo, waiting for attention.

One of the pieces was a print of smelt.  This was done on mulberry paper that has a slight veining through it.  I've added washes of colour to the piece and will wait until it dries to add more detail to the fish and complete it.

While I was at dinner one evening in Winnipeg another guest had ordered lobster and at the end of the meal I was fascinated by the shell.  I've seen lots of lobsters, but none like this one, it sure didn't come from the Atlantic ocean!  I sent the wait staff to the kitchen to find out what type it was and they said it was a Bermuda lobster.   Now I find it odd enough that lobster is on the menu in the prairies, but Bermudian lobster??  Whatever the case, I got them to package it up for me so I could take it home to paint, print, etc.  Most of my colleagues no doubt now think I've completely lost it when I scavange from their dinner plates!  What we do in the name of art...


And here is the lobster.  Its colours and patterning is amazing.  It reminds me of a painting I did some time ago of what was classed as a shrimp, but now I believe it may well have been one of these lobsters as the patterning is so similar.

5 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

very pretty looking lobster :) would make a cool looking print

RHCarpenter said...

Well, an artist can see the beauty in this, obviously :) Sorry about the cold and hope you get back to normal very soon.

Jean Spitzer said...

I love that you took it with you. Good job.

Olivia said...

It looks like they swim on the surface of the water and I like your choice of colors Jeanette!

Jeanette said...

Its very colourful, not like the lobsters I'm used to Jennifer. I'll play around and see what I come up with.

Colds really zap me lately Rhonda, I must be getting old. It wipes out my creatively and leaves me wanting only to sleep.

Jean, I'm past the stage where what others think bothers me, so I do what I have to do. In this case, I knew that lobster tail was going for another plane ride. :)

It does rather look like that Olivia. They're cute little fish and the colours have softened now they've dried. Sort of muted, earthy colours now.