An antlered octopus holds three anatomical hearts


25cm x 17cm (approx 9.5″ x 6.5″)

Acrylic, watercolour and pastel on Arches 300gsm paper

I’m fascinated by the fact that octopuses have three hearts. This one’s hearts are external for some reason and it also has a pair of ghostly antlers.
This piece was a study in warm reds and magentas.