Crab and a Praying Mantis I

There are only two paintings from this past week – but I spent seven nights on them so they add up to another week for the 365 project. The first one took 5 days and the second (probably obviously) took only 2. My original intentions for this week were to learn to paint a crab – or at least taking a first stab at it. The praying mantis/beach thing was just something that popped into my head so I went with it. Maybe these guys will come back in a future episode if I can think of a storyline around them… for now here’s their debut appearance!