16 x 20", oil on linen panel, 2017. Available from the Artist $1900
These Jimmy Crabs were painted during the 2017 Easton Plein Air Festival at the Saint Michaels Crab and Steak House. The owner of the restaurant was exceptionally accommodating to my unusual request to paint, rather than eat, these beauties! The regulars at the outside bar offered banter and rowdy entertainment for the entire painting process. They also warned me when a sudden calm and change in wind direction meant an oncoming storm and that I better pack up and store the platter of crabs in the walk-in beer frig. to complete the following day.