|Tropical Moonset at Sunrise, 9 x 12 oil|
I come upon an octopus in pretty shallow water. He retreats behind a head of coral. But he just can't resist sticking his eyes up to see if I'm still there. I am. He slides farther round the coral. Up come the eyes. If I stay back, he just looks at me. If I approach, he retreats. But always, the eyes come up. Just checking.