Painting Cicadas

I love this video for the peek over an artist’s shoulder!  Art that was seventeen years in the making.

Artist James Gurney paints a portrait of a 17-year cicada which rested alongside its empty larval exoskeleton. He uses a DIY tripod-mounted painting rig that holds his sketchbook above a palette for mixing casein paints.

You can see the finished painting here.  Lovely.

Thanks to Mindy Weisberger for finding this!