Paintings: Year of the Octopus

"Year of the Octopus"
8 x 10"
Acrylic on canvas board

This handsome fellow is actually a "dud"--that is, he was meant to be a con t-shirt design but unfortunately proved too difficult to print cleanly. A different, linework-only design will be forthcoming for said shirts, and it will be even better! Meanwhile, the literal silver lining is that, since it was ineligible for shirt duty, I was able to finish this painting by adding crackled metallic silver to the background and stars. I'm also declaring 2017 the "Year of the Octopus," because why not?

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Artwork and text © Arden Ellen Nixon