Thursday, July 5, 2007

An old painting

I'm feeling too lazy to write (or do much of anything else after working a 12 hour day yesterday) So here is an one of my paintings. I painted this over the course of almost 10 years. I sketched it on Thanksgiving day 1997, and worked off and on until I finished it at long last. It is the first in a series I have planned of mermaids. (I posted "Arctic Mermaid" this winter) This one is "Reef Mermaid" and the life in it is indigenous to the Caribbean. I had originally planned to put a lot more fish in it, but I reached a point where I just wanted to be done working on it. Maybe someday I will return to it, but for now, there it is. Hope all your fingers are intact after the 4th.


Becca said...

Wow that's amazing I love it! The colors are so bold and I love the way the water looks. You have a real talent for this painting thing you should indeed give it another try!

Scurvy said...

Thank you. One reason I didn't go with my original plan was I was afraid she'd be lost amongst all the fish I was going to put in.