Beetle on white

oil on canvas side-painted
9,6" x 12" (24 x 30 cm)

An other bug, a beetle this time.  I am getting bigger and bigger fan of these wonderful creatures and their tiny but powerful world.  We don't usually bother ourselves with them, they go unnoticed and seem unimportant but without their contribution life on earth would be impossible.  This guy above is a mighty giant in his own world.  I was recently watching a documentary about the world of insects and it's amazing how complicated and busy lives they live. Focusing on micros I feel I opened a gate to an other world or jumped into the rabbit's hole with Alice. 
The reference photo belongs to Lisa Martin, thank you Lisa!

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