Friday, 27 May 2016

A colourful painting from a recent holiday

In March I was in Penang, Malaysia, and saw this man outside a covered market doing the rather messy and smelly job of cleaning crabs, presumably before they were to be added for sale on
a stall.  His shirt drew my eye and I thought it would make an interesting contrast to the flat, smooth surfaces of the buckets and bowls.  I did begin to lose the will to live tackling all the shapes but I was happy with it in the end.

Cleaning crabs, Penang
Oil on Ampersand Gessoboard, 12 x 12 inches

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