Posted by David J Shaw Thu, August 07, 2014 22:15:11
The next day I found a number of, what I thought were, dead shore crabs only to discover that they were in fact sloughed exoskeletons. In other words these were the moulted body armour of the crustaceans but what took my attention on close examination was the fact that they were so complete and so colourful. I took a selection home.
I decided to investigate the possibility of combining some of the crab remnants with the seaweed in a pastel pencil composition.
I am using complementary turquoise hues to show off the salmon pinks of the crabs while the more drab olive green fronds of seaweed contrast with the vibrant background.