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An Octopus Has Nine Brains..... ( Blue and Gold)

An Octopus Has Nine Brains..... ( Blue and Gold)

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The more you learn about octopus, the weirder and more wonderful they become. Another new "painting", I made this picture as a traditional sketch and watercolour painting which I then photographed and finished off by adding a background using the computerFinally the piece is finished with gold paint, and the text handwritten in gold ink.

It was inspired by the wonderful book The Soul Of An Octopus by Sy Montgomery. 


We build everything ourselves in the gallery. The image is printed on the very best archival matte canvas, hand coated in a matte varnish we import from America, and then left flat to dry for a few days. This means the picture can be cleaned with a damp cloth, and the great thing about a matte finish with no glass is that you have no distracting glare or reflections. It's a much more direct experience.

Whilst the print is drying we can get on with making the stretcher frame and the tray frame that the finished canvas will drop into. The tray frame is then hand painted.

Next the canvas is stretched over the stretcher frame. After that, we carefully paint the canvas edges with several coats of the same paint used on the tray frame, so they match perfectly. Then we assemble the canvas and frame, put a hanging wire on the back, and attach a Certificate of Authenticity. Finally Neil signs the piece front and back adding the title and edition number.

We use the very best materials, and I would expect my pictures to look exactly the same in 100 years. They won't fade in our lifetime. 


This picture is available as a framed stretched canvas and comes in two sizes.  A shipping charge of £35 is added at checkout.

Large Stretched Canvas Framed in a White Tray Frame: £495

Limited Edition of 150

Framed Size 122cm by 71cm (canvas 116cm cm by 65cm)

XL Stretched Canvas Framed in a White Tray Frame: £750

Limited Edition of 50

Framed Size 163cm by 93cm (canvas 157cm cm by 87cm)

Canvases can be rolled and shipped abroad unframed. Please get in touch for a quote.

Feel free to call Neil on 07957 473693 with any more questions, or email us at 

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