Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
Somehow all of my painted octopi end up looking a bit worried, as though they’re not quite sure how they ended up here in this painting and they’re definitely concerned that there will soon be a kraken. This little guy is painted almost entirely in shining metallic paints, the water in three shades of blue and the octopus himself mainly in a bright coppery duochrome adobe. His shadows and highlights are made of normal watercolor, but his eyes are the same shining blue as the water he’s swimming in.
Just don’t startle him. He might ink.
Copper Octopus, 7″x5″ iridescent, duochrome and normal watercolor on paper.
Above, you can see the sunlight shining off of his distinctive copper skin and lovely sapphire-blue eyes. Below, he’s briefly occupying a frame and fretting about all the imaginary dangers of his empty undersea world. Perhaps you can take him home and let him take on a few of your worries as well, while he’s at it?