Inspired by the splendid scarab beetle, a new painting is penciled in: Scarab Beetle Woman, pictured below with my primary source material, a superbly illustrated feature on scarabs in a vintage copy of National Geographic, unearthed at the local thrift shop in Abbotsford:
Further developmental views, concluding with the completed work:
|Work in progress accompanied by a favourite reference book that says it all|
Scarab Beetle Woman alongside an illustration from the same issue of National Geographic
- an enlarged, rarely seen frontal view of the spectacular Chrysina macropus
Completed Scarab Beetle Woman, 2016, acrylic on wood, 32 x 30 cm.