Man O' War


 Drifting atop the ocean's surface in the warm waters off the coast of the Lesser Sunda Islands near Bali, you'll find the translucent, albeit colorful Portuguese man o' war...or maybe he'll find you first...

Painting Process
The canvas was washed with a custom blue-grey acrylic ink to create a murky water effect and hand-painted with white and pink gouache to highlight the man o' war's shape. The line work was then painted using a custom grey-blue enamel to define the colonial organism and its long tentacles.

The original comes mounted in a custom wood frame that was hand-crafted by David out of reclaimed boat wood from Bali.

Canvas Prints
The ready-to-hang Man O' War 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.