Thursday, July 26, 2012

Day 72

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.

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