This week I had a need to paint so I pulled out a big piece of canvas, threw a layer of gesso on it and drew a big octopus. Indigo‘s always telling me I should paint on canvas more.
I painted the octopus body with acrylic inks.
and painted the water and seaweed with regular acrylic paints. The water is actually more of a teal blue but the camera seems to have a hard time getting that color.
I love the golden orange and teal blue colors together, opposites on the color wheel, they really make the image pop.
I knew it needed more patterning of some kind, so Indigo suggested I make it a blue ring octopus. Which seemed perfect, because I needed some more dark values to balance the dark the eyes.
Now I need to get back to less fun and creative work, filling out class proposals, contracts, etc., but as things move along I’ll post more photos.