Day 13. I’m Almost No Longer an Embarrassment to my Entire State

IMG_0396

“Progress” 6×6, oil on canvas, 75.00 [button link=”http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/denise-hopkins/progress/367733″ type=”big”] Buy Now[/button]

Meet the artist: born and raised in South Louisiana, aversion to crustaceans. I think I admitted this particular character flaw a year ago when I attempted my first 30 in 30 challenge.

But I started painting seafood because it’s always around me, and the strangest thing has started to happen. I’m ever-so-slowly overcoming my fear of all sea things creepy crawly. My old motto was “if it swims in the sea, it don’t go in me!” and now it’s more like “give me a delicious sauce, and I’ll give it a go”. If that’s not progress, I’m not sure what is.

Last week Peter and I discovered the most AMAZING Mandeville restaurant, the Opal Basil, a tapas restaurant featuring quite the seafood selection. Although the beef dishes were my favorite, we ordered a crab, shrimp, and lobster (I think) fondue served with spinach chips. The out-of-this-world pimm’s cup with which I started may have made me braver, but I devoured the fondue like any normal Louisiana girl would.

And I’d like to think my seafood paintings have something to do with my newfound ability to re-envision crustaceans. Exposure therapy, I think it’s called. I explored them on my palette instead of my plate and they miraculously became less threatening.

This 100 paintings in 100 days is all about growth, and it’s safe to say I’m making leaps and bounds.

Below I’ve included a couple of my other available seafood paintings just in case anyone else needs a little art to help them be less of an embarrassment.

 

unnamed-3

“First Bite” 10×10, oil on canvas $150.00 Click to Buy

 

unnamed-2

“Clawing” 30×30, oil on canvas, $375.00 Click to Buy

 

Picture of Denise Hopkins

Denise Hopkins

April 13, 2015

Share Post

Leave a Reply

blog

Related Blog Posts

Day 31. If you want to go far…

  “If You Want to go Far” 24×30 inches, oil on canvas I started this month with a bike, and...

View Post
Day 30. Reteach a thing its loveliness.

“The Bud Stands for All Things” 24×24 inches, oil on paper I discovered this poem last week by Galway Kinnell...

View Post
Day 29. Intuition

“Follow Your Intuition” 9×12 inches, oil on paper My art studio is a 300 square foot storage room underneath our...

View Post

Privacy Policy

This following document sets forth the Privacy Policy for this website. We are bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Crh), which sets out a number of principles concerning the privacy of individuals using this website.

Collection of your personal information

We collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information from visitors to this Website. Non-Personally Identifiable Information is information that cannot by itself be used to identify a particular person or entity, and may include your IP host address, pages viewed, browser type, Internet browsing and usage habits, advertisements that you click on, Internet Service Provider, domain name, the time/date of your visit to this Website, the referring URL and your computer’s operating system.

Free offers & opt-ins

Participation in providing your email address in return for an offer from this site is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose your information. You may unsubscribe at any time so that you will not receive future emails.

Sharing of your personal information

Your personal information that we collect as a result of you purchasing our products & services, will NOT be shared with any third party, nor will it be used for unsolicited email marketing or spam. We may send you occasional marketing material in relation to our design services. What Information Do We Collect? If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.