Day 8, 30×30 challenge: Octopi (solar) systems

FINALLY I had an idea (a week or two ago?) for a painting all of my own… I’m not saying no one has ever done this, but I haven’t seen it and am finally painting something just out of my HEAD.

(These are all daniel smith paints on Strathmore, series 5, 5×7 140 lb paper. The paper is linked in the post from two days ago, the Cozy Door, so I won’t link it here. The stars are M. Graham Titanium White Gouache)

I started with this:


Moved on to this:


And then tried this:


I’d like to try another like the last one, and cover the bottom right corner of the page with Daniel Smith Bloodstone (the black sky in the first one)

I think I can do better with pen & ink, so I’ll try that next. Which one do you like best?



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