Grasshopper On The Yellow Pole
5 x 7"
Oil on 1/4" thick gessoed hardboard
I originally took these grasshopper pictures for my father, he is a big fan of this kind of insect. He grew up in the village, grasshopper was his favourite "pet" once, especially loves the sound of them rubbing the wings. He told me that some people even had to eat grasshoppers during the special time in his generition because there were no food supplied to the most of families in China.
So, one day I was playing with my daughter on a playground, we saw many of colourful grasshoppers on the poles around the playground, I decide to take some pictures to show my father how big and pretty of Florida grasshoppers are. My husband made a joke, said " That could be a great 'dinner' for somebody!" %#$$#&(*&&*(@#$) I know what he meant!--That is only in the past, we are much better now! =)
Anyway, it becomes a perfect object for me to paint for this week's "The Insect Challenge" today, hope you like it! They are really impressive!