Originally shown and sold during STUDIO Gallery’s “Tiny” Exhibit in December of 2018. Acrylic on cradled birch panel, 6 in x 6 in.
This work was inspired by the Dungeness Crab painting. As someone who lives on the West Coast, I am very familiar with dungeness crab and less so with the blue crab. Painting the two small works simultaneously allowed me the opportunity to compare the shape, structure and color of the crabs from each coast.
In my research I learned that they are also being severely impacted by climate change in an opposite way than the dungeness crabs. The blue crabs are actually thriving in the increasingly warmer waters on the east coast. The concern is that now that they are not bunkering down for winter, how it will effect the ecosystem? They will be eating year round and are known as rather indiscriminate predators. Time will tell.
The painting was professionally photographed by Almac Camera in order to capture the color accuracy and clarity of the brushwork in amazing detail.
These 5 in x 5 in prints are professionally packaged with hard backing and clear sleeve. They will be shipped flat.