Do you even know what a decapod is? I didn’t, at least not until I was looking feverishly for some letter to use with this previously painted lobster. I’d painted this on muslin for a decorative painting group project. We were making a quilt, and everyone got to paint what they wanted as long as it had something to do with the ocean. Mine was not needed, so there it sat. And like a lot of my projects, this was never made into anything, until now.
It is also a prime example of how resilient acrylics are when applied to fabric, and it is a couple of years old. I’ve rolled it, folded it, and had it laying about on my desk for awhile when my husband inadvertently put a glass on it that sweated and should have left a watermark, but didn’t.
This is an original painting by me, but my model came from a book, author unknown. I was thinking it might have been Graham Rust who designs needlepoint, among other things, but I can’t find it anywhere.
Keep scrolling for the pictures I took when I first painted it, and as you can see the scallop was an afterthought to cover up something written in pencil for the quilt. I haven’t “treated” this with a protective acrylic because I like the flat look of it, but I might before I install it into the book.
I am just over the half-way mark on this project, with E, I, J, K, N, R, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z to go. Any suggestions?