Artwork by Monica Gunderson

Red Octopus - Artwork in Progress

Artwork in Progress

Original Paintings

Red Octopus

Artwork in Progress

Artist Monica Gunderson

2/21 - 4/13/2014

Acrylic Paintng on Canvas

I love cephalopods, so I really enjoy painting and drawing them. My love for octopi began when I lived in Washington State, the Giant Pacific Octopus is a big deal, it was something of a mystical creature and I fondly recall seeing a giant sculpture one day in Seattle Washington and it piqued my interest. Then after seeing this magnificent animal in the aquariums that I have visited throughout the west coast and also New Mexico, I fell in love. Besides, who could pass up getting to know this fascinating, eight legged intelligent creature? 

This painting is one of many of my octopus artworks, and it is pretty unique. I had not only created my usual interesting background, but I also used an antiquing technique for the octopus's skin. This painting effect gave the skin a crackling look which compared to a real octopus; you will see that they actually do have very interesting crinkled looking skin.


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Monica Gunderson Fine Artist

Modesto CA