This one of a kind original painting is loved by hundreds of people who've followed its creation on facebook and instagram and bought prints and greeting cards to keep or share with friends. This is my second best selling image right behind "Jackalopes of the World" There are no full sized duplicates of this painting on canvas. I do not sell full sized prints and I do not sell prints on canvas. I do not paint duplicate original paintings or paint embellishments on prints. There is not another painting like this one in the world, and it could be yours, because it is still available!
The painting is 48 inches tall by 24 inches wide on gallery wrapped canvas. It comes with a removable half inch black floater frame. Shipping and Tax are included in the price. The painting comes with the story about the painting. There is a signature on the front of the painting, the piece is also signed on the back with the name of the painting, date of completion, and a stamp of Leah's actual finger print.
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The Story Behind This Painting:
"One For You" is part of the octopus series that followed my dancing dinosaur series. Octopuses, being incredibly intelligent and beautiful creatures, are a favorite animal of mine. In every documentary I've watched, they are doing something new and unbelievable. I was contemplating them one day, and enjoyed this idea of an octopus being carried into our world on an umbrella like Mary Poppins. What kinds of things would it do? What would it be excited to see? Here, it is trying to make friends with a puppy.
I designed and painted this painting after I went to an illustration conference and met with an Art Director who gave me some suggestions to try moving my work in a more illustrative direction. He encouraged me to push the fantasy, and not try to bring us back to reality. You'll notice simple backgrounds without a horizon line, a simple highly coordinated color scheme, interesting silhouettes, and eye contact between the characters. I fully imagined and rendered the octopus in the painting without a photographic reference, which is not something I am used to doing. I much prefer to paint from life or from photos. It was fun to try, and I've done it in a few other pieces like "Plight of the Jabberwocky," "Master of Disguise," and "Even on a Dreary Day." I may return to more imagined rendering in the future, it is fun... but in a different way than drawing from life. As a person who likes precision, it is well outside my comfort zone.
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