The Harvester


While scouring the ocean floor for food, The Harvester stumbles upon a bigger and much more dangerous catch. But who's the Harvester...the diver or the octopus? 

Painting Process
This surfboard was given a second life when several shades of brown acrylics were layered to create a weathered, crackled background.

The underpainting was created with white, yellow, and rust gouache to further develop the monochromatic, steampunk-like underwater scene, and then all of the detailing on the skeleton diver, octopus, and skeleton fish was painted with brown 1 Shot enamel.

This piece is inspired by far too many viewings of the Disney movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and is a continuation of the story that began in David's painting Lurking at Fifty Fathoms where an octopus was almost hit by a ship's anchor. In that painting, the viewer could could see silhouettes of divers hovering near the surface of the water, and this scene occurs when the diver finally reaches the ocean floor to harvest food.

Canvas Prints
The ready-to-hang The Harvester 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.

* The $100 canvas print has extinguished its numbered run of Artist Proofs and is now part of the standard signed series *