this is one of the three pieces i did specifically for a tiny art show last sunday, at a festival in the village where i live.
im really not so sure about this one (aside from yay lovecraft!). the initial sketches with just the shapes of the tentacles and the colored halo of the divers lamp had a nice feel to it. once i started painting it as an underwater scene, though, all the graphical impact got lost. underwater means heavy athmospheric perspective, i.e. low contrast in a lot of places.
i wrestled with it back and forth for quite a while, and then decided to show it, despite the original concept not really working. i added the subtitle "an exercise in beckett" – an allusion to the quote "nothing else ever. ever tried, ever failed. no matter. try again, fail again. fail better." so, hopefully i may fail better in the future