Monday, January 28, 2013

BRANDON'S BEETLE

BRANDON'S BEETLE
Day 27 of Leslie Saeta's 30-Paintings-in-30-Days Challenge, and I'm back at it after my little meltdown yesterday. Thanks to all of you who showed understanding, sympathy and a sense of humor.

Today I painted from a photo my son-in-law took last summer. When Brandon first arrived in Arizona, he photographed every new and interesting bug that came across his path. This rather large beetle was particularly amazing because of its size. It's a Grant's Rhinoceros Beetle (sometimes called a Hercules Beetle) he found out in our driveway. We didn't know it at the time, but this was a female. The males sport a long horn on their snout, hence the name "rhinoceros". Another thing we didn't know upon discovering this beetle is that these bugs are popular as pets, kept by avid bugologists all over the world. I'm actually glad we didn't know that because my son-in-law happened to be living with us at the time.

"BRANDON'S BEETLE"
$100 / Unframed
6" x 6" / Oil on Canvas Panel
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6 comments:

  1. I can think of about a million other things I'd like to keep as a pet besides bugs. To me, bugs and Raid are made for each other. :)

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    1. Hahaha! I can think of many people who share your sentiments, Dave.

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  2. I love this painting! Great light and color - beautifully done!

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    1. Thanks, Tammie! I don't usually pick bugs as a subject for my paintings.

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  3. This is a great little painting. Love the lively paint marks and laughed over yesterdays post. Been there- done that! Glad you are back in form today.

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    1. Thank you, Julie. Sometimes we just need a little break in order to renew our dedication to a project.

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