Monday, December 27, 2010

Carel's Beetle

About a year ago, before chaos struck (or at least was diagnosed), Libby commissioned Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen to do a watercolor for my birthday. Someone asked if it would be a raptor. I was almost offended- every falconer in the world is inundated with such images. Given Carel's eclectic tastes, I opted for a favorite insect-- the desert meloid known as a spider beetle. Here is a preserved specimen:

And here is the perfect lively painting:


Max Inclined said...

I love it! Lucky you!

Jess said...

Not partial to the crawly things but that's lovely.

Anonymous said...

Lovely! What are the dimensions?

"Black Dog Lady"

Steve Bodio said...

Without measuring, about a foot by 18".