Cicada, 6 x 6 inch oil on panel
© 2012 Kathleen Coy
Cicadas are like little aliens - kind of creepy, yet utterly fascinating. And strangely beautiful, in their own way. I found this cicada laying dead on the road while walking Cloud the other day, just waiting for me to take it home and paint it. (He was a great model, never complained or wanted a break.)
This is the first time I've ever painted on a red panel, and I think I need to make some more. I really like the little bits of bright red peeking through.