Blue Oyster, 8×8 acrylic on canvas $100 SOLD
I’ve been wanting to paint oysters for quite some time mostly because of the subtle colors you can find in their shells and slimy insides. Unfortunately, when I was ready to paint one, none were actually available to me. In the future, I see myself going to a restaurant with brushes and canvas. I don’t usually like to draw attention to myself, but I think I’m almost in a place where I’m willing to let go of a few insecurities to get what I want. And what I want is to paint oysters that are right in front of me. I guess there are a few technical issues to be sorted out– will I get paint on the tablecloth? the floor? Will management escort me out? And I know, I know, I could just buy my own oysters, paint them at my own damn table. But that takes out just a little of the fun? And I like the idea of how a restaurant presents the oysters. This little guy was painted from a photograph. But I’m looking to expand my horizons. Anyone want to join me for dinner?