Friday, November 10, 2006

Insect


Insect
Oil on gessoed board
approx 70x70mm
Nov 9, 06
I feel hopelessly ignorant when it comes to identifiying bugs and insects. I found this on the windowsill and just liked it's delicate emphemeral nature. They're really quite beautiful things when you study them closely.

11 comments:

  1. This one is just too cool, Paul. Beautiful lines.
    I think it's one of those big mosquitos that don't bite people....at least around this neck of the earth.

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  2. Thanks Chuck! I'm glad it doesn't bite - that's one BIG mosquito..!

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  3. Anonymous12:00 am

    Wow Paul, this actually looks like a big mosquito is stuck in the thick wet paint! Awsome!

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  4. Anonymous3:54 am

    My roots are from the South. We called these harmless insects 'fever carriers'. You sure push the paint around in a nice way. Great painting, Paul.

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  5. this is a fun one...nice effect sitting on the texutred surface...

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  6. This is great, I can almost hear the buzzing

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  7. Anonymous2:13 pm

    ew...glad we don't grow 'em that big up here in the Northeast U.S. Really shows off your skill, though. Great job.

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  8. Virginia and whanau9:50 pm

    We got a real buzz out of this one!

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  9. Anonymous1:04 pm

    Beautifully done.
    Biking home from the Dairy as a 10 year old with half a packet of 'hubber-bubber' in my mouth, (chewing and puffing)... i caught one of these in my mouth - whoosh - straight into the gum. Lesson learnt to say the least.

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  10. Ooo yug! That would make a good painting!

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  11. Anonymous1:56 pm

    Hi Paul, it is a cranefly, diana Watt

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