The Chirping Cricket, oil on canvas panel, 8″x10″. Sold.
One of my favourite things about summer are the sounds of crickets and cicadas. I think our dog and cat enjoy the sounds of crickets too as they seem to disappear into the kitchen in the evening and lie down near the open window. They don’t seem to do this at any other time of year so I’m chalking it up to nature. All we need is a pond and some frogs and that should complete the orchestra.
Summer is really on the brain. I wanted to put a dragonfly in with this particular piece but I had a very bad experience with one yesterday when I was walking Finnegan. It flew right into my face and for a split second I was certain I was being electrocuted. They’re fascinating to watch but take my word for it- if one flies towards you…..duck and close your mouth.
I did however put a little ladybug in. Just keeping it real.