Blue Oyster


Blue Oyster

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?

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Denise Hopkins

March 18, 2014

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