Lurking at Fifty Fathoms
The octopus is just going about his business of collecting items to match his kitsch underwater decor when a ship's anchor boldy smashes into the ocean floor nearby. They'll regret that.
Several shades of blue spray paint were layered to create the dark ocean floor and background, while white, pink, and brown gouache were used for the underpainting.
Dark blue enamel was used to detail the seascape, octopus, and chain, and then a layer of clear coat was added to unify the colors and add a hint of shine. This piece comes mounted in a frame that is customized to complement the tone and colors of the painting (not pictured).
This painting won 1st Place in the Fine Art Exhibition at the San Diego County Fair in 2011 and is the first painting in a two-part series that depicts the chance encounter between a group of divers and an octopus. The conclusion of the story can be seen in David's surfboard painting titled The Harvester.
The 8 x 10 and 12 x 18 Lurking at Fifty Fathoms prints are produced with archival ink on glossy paper and are perfect for those of you who prefer to frame your art.
The ready-to-hang Lurking at Fifty Fathoms canvas prints are produced with archival ink on museum-grade, gallery-wrapped canvas and extend 1.25 inches off the wall, so there's no need for a frame. There are several sizes available and each limited-edition giclee is signed and numbered out of only 40 Artist Proofs. Please allow up to three weeks for delivery of canvas prints, as they are custom-built at the time the order is placed.