Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Two Small Octopuses


Two Small Octopuses
Oil on gessoed board
Nov 27, 28, 06
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These fascinating little creatures were on the menu at a local restaurant. They tasted like marinated rubberbands but I thought they would be a good subject to paint and so smuggled them out in a paper towel. They proved to be quite a challenge! I think the last time I painted an octopus was when I was about six.

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:19 AM

    Amazing!

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  2. Anonymous1:20 AM

    I would think with some horseradish or coctail sauce, they would taste very good!

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  3. Beauties, I just clicked on the close up of the little octopi and they really "sit" on the canvas.

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  4. Heheh..that's reminiscent of the Fawlty Towers scene where John Cleese has a Kipper hidden up his jumper...A gorgeous little painting as usual Paul!!

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  5. Great little painting - very dimensional. Like escargot, chewing erasures.

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  6. This is beautiful, and thank you, for I dont think I will ever try to eat them. Your description is exactly what I would imagine them tasting like :)

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  7. Nice, I love new subjects. I've seen enough fruit.

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