Colorful Crab Commission - Private Collection
Oil on Canvas 30"x40" Commission
Deb's Thoughts: "Colorful Crab" was a commission for local collectors who recently added a sun room to their home. The theme of this wonderful space was "seashore" so the request was for a large and brightly colored crab that would be a strong presence for the room. To assure a sophisticated, dynamic and full-bodied crustacean, the crab was positioned off center with shadowing added to the sand for anchoring. The glowing color was achieved through transparent layering to intensify the under colors and produce radiance and depth. All tekkie talk aside, this was a blast to paint and rocks the room!