Mr.Crab in Watercolour with Jane Betteridge.

Updated: Jul 9

On 26th May, as part of our weekly Arty Class series, Jane Betteridge took us through the painting of Mr.Crab. A really fun 40 minutes in which we felt transported to the seaside.

Watch the webinar again and use this crab template or take a look below at the paintings we've received.


Jane's crab (the inspiration)

Materials required:

• Outline sketch of a crab - see link above

• Watercolour paper roughly 12” x 8”

• Only 3 colours: A mid blue, a reddish brown and an orange watercolour paint (Jane's colours are:- french ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and brilliant orange)

• 2 brushes, (medium and a small)

• Salt


Art submissions from the webinar attendees:


Philippa Day


Julie Barnett


Linda Young


Brenda Whiting


Jean Eustace


Tricia Wilkes


Donna Giannattasio


Margaret Hall


Julie Pearce


Nadège Martin


Claire Godrich Prt1

Claire Godrich Prt 2


Nicola Garrett


Rookley Dring (age 4)

Rookley Dring close up


Carrie Dring


Helen Cooke


Jacques van Delft


Michelle Mould


Michele Tamkin


Marina Gambarelli


Irvine Parrott


Cathy Denham


Christine Birch


Andrea Shires


Jill Exell


Betty Gamble


Suzanne Wilson


Toni Peers


Mimi aged 10


Harriet aged 12. According to her mum, Harriet’s went a bit wrong so she focused on the character of Mr Crab, who is a performer so needed a top hat and, as you see, an admiring audience!


Cecilia Payne


Margaret Whiteoak


Sacha Tewes (age 11)


Carol Hammond


Susan Rustage


Rishi Kondepudi age12


Margaret Clark 1


Margaret Clark 2


Yvonne Geelen


Marianna Sarkar


Hayley Sarkar age 8


Xanthe Sarkar age 6


Gerry Blofeld


Carol McDonald


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