August 20th was the birthday of legendary horror author, H.P. Lovecraft. I planned on making a post filled with Lovecraft inspired works, but decided instead to show just one work of art. “Cthulhu Rising” by Dan Harding is the perfect painting to show on this occasion. While a portrait of Lovecraft would have been fitting, this painting featuring his iconic character Cthulhu, perfectly embodies the feel and energy Lovecraft’s stories have held for so long. I could easily imagine this painting being the cover of a book. The original work was a commission, 12″ x 16″ oil on masonite. However, if you really like this image head on over to Dan’s online shop for a 11″ x 14″ print on textured linen paper for only $20.