new painting from the new year! i did this recently for funsies just to stray away from all the artsy obligations i've had from the holidays. i spent some time cleaning out and organizing my hard drive and found a ton of old sketches i had saved from previous years. when i made my giant octopus mural (...that was recently stolen from the outside walls of the college of new jersey), i had several sketches before deciding on a final one. this tree/octopus sketch was one of them, and i found that i actually really liked it. so i painted it.
i really love paintings with a lot of layers or textures. some of my favorites of my own have these elements, so i added a bunch of lace and sand around the border of the painting for some fun textures, which you can hopefully see better in these detail pictures: