Watercolors 8 x 8 x1 5/8" American Watermedia Easel sealed
(Amphioctopus marginatus) uses coconuts shells for hiding in tropical Pacific Ocean.
This Veined octopus carries the coconut shell with them and turns the shell over for its portable hideout. "First, though, they flushed the mud from them. A clean house is a happy house, after all." I had to paint this even though it was more difficult to see the octopus in its hiding place.