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Icon VIII: The Octopus by Lynnette Shelley

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I’ve been meaning to paint an octopus for a while now, and when I realized that none of the creatures in my animal ICON series so far were from the sea, I make my little friend here.

Mixed media on pastel paper (liquid gold leaf, acrylic paint, oil pastels, colored pencils, black marker, metallic foil collage). 11 × 15 inches.

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octopus, icon, animal, wildlife, ocean, marine

Having a great love animals, fairytales, and world mythology, Pennsylvania artist Lynnette Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique illustrations. Her artwork strikes a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her artworks have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 5 years ago

    Sumptuous and gorgeous work. Superb colors and textures. Splendid work of art.

  • linaji
    linajiabout 5 years ago

    OHhh Lynette. what gifts you bring!! gorgeous work!

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 5 years ago

    A beautiful, curly little loveable fella!

  • Earthmonster
    Earthmonsterabout 5 years ago

    Very nice

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralabout 5 years ago

    I love the texture in this one, and of course you are always a master with color. Gorgeous!

  • Pete Janes
    Pete Janesabout 5 years ago

    Really excellent, Lynette. I am DYING to see your work in person.

  • Some day! (when I am a world famous globe trotter) ;)

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingabout 5 years ago

    I love your octopus…and thought you might like to see this one

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballabout 5 years ago


  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederabout 5 years ago

    he’s lovely :-)))

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannabout 5 years ago

    Thank you so much for your membership in our group, and for sharing your lovely art with us. Wishing you a blessed, prosperous and creative
    New Year 2010
    We are looking forward to see more and more of your wonderful ARTWORKS added to our Group!

    Betty Hermann,

    30 December 2009

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