I’m just loving the images of Octopodes – here’s a new one that’s still just partly done (10×10). I started with this background:
It was from the EvilJellyFish Disaster Painting – the one that ended up under the tap in the wet room. Lorna was over in the studio, and she looked at the background and saw the ocean, and said I should do an Octopus painting on the canvas – Good Idea!
So far, the colors are great. I’m going to be VERY careful about not overdoing the details. I might just add shading, and NOT add the suckers………
For those of you that are going to say “The plural of octopus is octopi”, I beg to differ…..The Oxford Dictionary says:
“The standard plural in English of octopus is octopuses. However, the word octopus comes from Greek and the Greek plural form octopodes is still occasionally used. The plural form octopi, formed according to rules for some Latin plurals, is incorrect.”