Albino Ahab

AFTER BREENING(forgot to do a before photo)

Text says,‘Albino Ahab Sails the Deepest Whales In Search Of The Great White Cavefish!’Acrylic on oil? on masonite about 12.5″X10.5″ including painted frame.

Mrs. Breen, knowing my weakness for Captain portraits, recently picked this up for me in Rowley. I was feeling kind of Melville when I started the painting, but it seemed if we were going to have a large albino water creature it should be a sightless cave fish. So then I made the Captain sightless too and put him in a deep cave, which got kind of biblisized into a Jonah-ish whale gut.

As my paintings are usually teeming with eyes, I tried to resist putting any eyes into this work as an experiment, although maybe the empty eyesockets on the skull spider cheat a little.

All in all, an inoffensive whimsical breen if I do say so myself!

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