End of the Season!
May 7, 2022
Cheers to the oyster! For me oysters are a celebration. We gather as family and friends around a fire or a pit. Roasted, steaming oysters piled high onto a plywood table. My Aunt Diane taught me to bring my own knife to an oyster roast (and clean towels.)
They are beautifully designed to keep water clean and provide food for humans and many other animals. I am glad they get to thrive a while during the hot months of the off-season. They are beautiful in their habitat also. Oh, that sounds like a good idea for a new chapter in the series. : ) Yep, gonna be looking into that one.
I painted some singles at the beginning of this year’s season.
My new painting honoring the end of the season is “Shucked.”
I paint oysters because they are a beautiful dichotomy. Dirty and sharp on the outside. Cut by an oyster; you better keep it clean. But inside is a beautiful iridescent shell with a big juicy mouthful of the ocean. Be looking for that new oyster series next season.
Thank you so much for visiting,
“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.”Jonathan Swift
Want to know more about South Carolina oysters? Here ya go: