Blue Manna, Geographe bay

Leah Lyons


Here I have painted the Blue Manna crab in acrylic. He is swimming and crawling his way across Geographe Bay... The Blue Manna is vibrant and playful and also a delicacy for some. Brushing the warrior in bright colour where he stands out like a king of his sandy ocean floor in which I smeared with a range of spatulas and used neutral undertones to create clear shallow water. I love to paint a variety of styles and using a number of different techniques. My inspiration to paint the crab is from visually seeing the beauty in our untouched environment. I am in my element when I can express my love for nature with art.