Thursday, May 19, 2016

Scarab Beetle Woman

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.