8" x 10" oil on panel
I spent last week at the beach taking a break from painting and all the other stuff that goes with everyday life. Although I didn't paint, I found myself looking at everything through "paint goggles". Still, it was nice to savor all the moments just looking and absorbing and thinking through how I would capture what I saw when I got back to my easel.
I did take tons of pictures on my daily walks and encountered this little guy early one morning. I used to love to go ghost crabbing on the beach at night as a kid and my children enjoy it still. Watching the crabs fly across the sand as if they aren't even touching the ground still amazes me. I enjoyed capturing all of his subtle colors and translucent shell, not to mention that funny little expression on his face.