Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Motley Menagerie: Baby Octopus Love

as yet untitled; mixed media on 8x24-inch stretched canvas
Throughout October, I'll be sprinkling this space with peeks at the work for my show The Motley Menagerie and what better way to begin than with a baby octopus!

Back in late May, I completed a much larger octopus painting, a canvas I'm not crazy about but a phenomenal amount of work went into that piece so I decided against an impulsive cleansing with gesso.  Instead, I decided to give painting octopi another go in a different size, format, and pose.  This little guy is the result.  Painting & shading each individual sucker is tedious but I think worth the effort.


Cynthia said...

Oh, this is so exciting!! Thanks for posting photos--this way, I can "go" to your art show, if only vicariously! Love the octopus too!

Kirstin said...

I love the baby octopus. Hope your show goes well!

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