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Monday, June 27, 2011

Time to Jump....or hop?

White Grasshopper
"Jump Now or...!"
6" x 6"

I have never seen a real white grasshopper before but thanks to the photgraphic skills of
I have seen a picture of one!
This fellow really caught my imagination as his little feet seemed to be hanging
on for dear-life; perhaps he really doesn't like hopping all that much?!
At any rate, the detail and the color were great fun to work on and I know now I will have
my eye out for such a g'hopper.  I think these critters have my attention for a
few more paintings.  Again, I credit and give thanks to the talent behind OneNezz's garden blog.  
So hop on over to there and check out the gorgeous bug photography.
Just click on the link above.


  1. I think he went to sleep, Cindy. He's a fine specimen.

  2. I love the contrast of the white grasshopper against the dark, rich leaves. A good subject indeed! I can see your inspiration.

  3. Thanks! I had someone point out that he is not well cameoflaged...never thought about some bird picking him off!?

  4. Love it, Cindy! So unusual but appealing.

  5. Hi Cindy, It is really beautiful. Much more beautiful than the original photo. Linked up today.


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