Lobster Party


I must say I struggled away with this lobster. Initially he was colored in very light blues with hints of red. Yes, I wanted him to look like he had just come out of the sea. When I looked at my work  from a distance I felt that the values were too close, so this guy got some make up. I have seen bluish-red lobsters but really, if you are wearing dancing shoes you can be any color you want to be.

This is a 7″ by 5″ Ink and Watercolor on Aquabord.  I have started on a sea series and hope that I can do justice to what I imagine under the sea parties must be like.  To purchase click the Paypal link below.

I am also one of the featured artists on the front page of Turning Art  this week. Click on over to take a look.


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8 Responses to Lobster Party

  1. I think you made the right choice; the lobster is terrific! I think you could sell the “character” as an image for a seafood restaurant. I seriously think much of your work could be commercial illustration—though you probably don’t want to hassle with that.

  2. Susan – absolutely love the Lobster Party!

  3. Julia Selinger

    I’m loving the new palette

  4. Oh I love this Susan! Well done! Your work looks great at Turning Art – congrats on being featured! Can’t wait to see more of this series! Have a super weekend 🙂

  5. Very rich; your medium is really lovely. It’s tough to struggle but all of us do. Doggoneit@

  6. Michael Domenicucci

    Susan, I would love to know how you got that illusion of depth in The Lobster Party”. Mike Domenicucci

  7. I love the colors in this one and love hearing a bit about your process.

  8. Lovely! I’m particularly taken with how you do your background washes…so vibrant and painterly, but not streaky. I’d love to learn how you do that!

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