Part of my Octopus Vs Ship series, The Beast is one of eleven upcycled vintage art pieces I have been painting this month.
This sort of seascape was very popular in the 80’s and 90’s, replicating the style of the old masters. This 2×3 foot painting (plus the vintage frame) was unwanted in the aftermath of redecorating. So I rescued it, cleaned the dirt off the canvas, repaired the frame, and had fun adding in an oversized octopus playing with the ship! A darker style painting, I chose to paint the octopus a deep burgundy to blend with the rest of the painting. It is now proudly on display in its new owners office.