Painted in 1495, study of a Sea Crab by Albrecht Durer was the inspiration for developing a series of paintings featuring Lobsters and Crabs. All of the subjects have been painted from life at more or less their actual size. I use hot pressed Arches rag boards as they resist warping and are archival in quality.
It seemed appropriate to use Faber-Castell watercolour pencils bearing the Albrecht Durer name. In tandem with dry brush, wet-on-wet and glazing techniques, hard graphite was also used to help define form and bring out edge definition. One unique property of these pencils, is that once dry you can glaze over existing layers without fear of the under layers running.
I’m looking to expand this series with paintings of Snow Crabs, Stone Crabs, Spiny Lobsters and various species of Alaskan King Crabs....perhaps even giants like the Japanese Spider Crab or the Tasmanian King Crab too.