Saturday, July 3, 2010
If you camp or hike or just hang around outdoors, especially in the dessert, you've probably seen these. You might know them as stinkbugs, but really many different bugs are known as stink bugs, so it's good to be specific. Pinacate comes from an Aztec word. I usually see them walking in the road. Since they can't fly and aren't all that fast, it's nice to help them to a safe place out of the path of cars or hikers.
Some of you suggested or surmised that my series of paintings could be bugs. And you are correct. I'll be painting bugs for a while. This is the third one in the series. The second, a more complicated subject, is still in progress. I enjoyed painting the ground as well as the bug. I've noticed with the bug paintings that when you make the bugs large, the background needs significantly more detail.
The computer problems persist by the way.