|as yet untitled; mixed media on 8x24-inch stretched canvas|
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.