It was only in the last year or so that I really got into mermaids. I have always loved the ocean, and for years I collected dolphin figurines and sculptures. That was my passion for the longest time, until I realized I had collected just about every dolphin trinket made in China and my curio cabinet was smack full of dust catchers.
In the last few years I have become great friends with a gal named Lindsey. We met through the jewelry business I used to own, and we have remained friends since. We both love the beach and water so much that we call each other “Salty Sis(ter).” She loves mermaids and I kind of picked up on that, I suppose.
Anyway, here is a painting I just did of another mermaid.
A friend requested a mermaid painting for one of the bedrooms in one of her beach houses. I drew this one freehand and it’s an original design. Her earrings are three-dimensional pearls, and the scales on her tail are painted with several colors of iridescent paint for a shimmery effect.
Well, since dating hasn’t been something to spend time on, and since my promotion at work went through (Yay, me!), I have been relaxing in my ample spare time with some paintings and art. Here is another piece that I did in my first ever mixed media art class.
I have tried and tried to get this picture to rotate one turn to the left so you can see it as its meant to be seen. I cant seem to get it done!!!!
I decided to sign up for an art class at Emerge Gallery in Greenville, NC. My teacher, Gail, was just amazing. She let us work on individual projects that interested us. Our first real exercise in painting was to find a painting or picture we liked and “copy” it. I found something on the internet like this, and set out to make a painting of it. Mine looks very little like the original, but I did have fun painting her! It’s all acrylic paint, with real starfish in the corners for a 3-d accent.
I’m signing up for the class again next week! Looking forward to making more art with Gail!