Red Octopus by Roly Orihuela

This is a 3-D red octopus painting that I was commissioned to make. It was created on a 40 x 60 gallery style canvas with acrylic paint. My client wanted the tentacles to come out of the canvas in 3D fashion so I used white flexible caulking from a local hardware store to create the tentacles before applying the paint. Once the tentacles have dried, I went over the octopus filling in different shades of red and finally topped it off with a heavy gloss coat for that “wet” look.

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