Hell or High Water

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Hell or High Water is a painting that shows a Day of the Dead kraken attacking a skeleton pirate ship.  Skeleton pirates scramble to stay afloat by hugging barrels of rum, holding debris, and struggle to keep treasure from sinking.  Meanwhile the Kraken deploys her tentacles to crush their ship’s hull and snap its masts.  This unique tall tale enhanced by eerie fog is a great piece for any ocean enthusiast, one eyed pirate, peg leg polisher, or hardcore ocean art collector!




This piece was painted with many layers of acrylic on a smooth birch panel and measures 15″x24″.  After the acrylic underpainting the foreground images are then outlined with a glossy enamel to help separate them from the background, a technique commonly found in animation cells and comic book illustrations.  The painting comes in a custom rustic wood frame that resembles the planks of a pirate ship bringing the total size to 21″x30″.  This is a one of a kind Day of the Dead Kraken attacking a skeleton pirate ship that any ocean enthusiast, pirate fanatic, swash buckler, scallywag, sea captain, or day of the dead art collector would love! 


These are hand-signed, ready to hang, high quality Giclee inkjet reproductions nearly as beautiful as the original work. They are gallery wrapped around a 1.5″ stretcher bar frame, printed with archival pigment-based ink, and coated with a UV varnish that will extend the life of your art. Please allow up to two weeks for your prints to be shipped from the time ordered since custom stretcher bars must be made and the Giclee must be stretched at the time of the order.


These are hand-signed high resolution reproductions printed on glossy paper. Each print is wrapped in a clear sleeve and backed with a stiff chip board. Paper prints have a white border and are ready to frame since they come in a standard frame size.

Purchase Options:
Original Skeleton Pirate Ship Painting: SOLD
15″x24″ Giclee on Canvas: $375
10″x16″ Giclee on Canvas:  $210

We also accept special orders so please contact me for alternate sizes and pricing.

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Giclee on Canvas 15×24, Giclee on Canvas 10×16

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