Sunday, July 17, 2011

mermaid paintings...

I havent been able to sew much lately. Everything feels too scattered and I spend all my time searching for things....I have had a lot of anxiety so I started playing with a piece of printer paper...(really) and some cheap little kids paints in the little containers....It turned into a mermaid painting....













At first she looked like a transvestite with a big square, jutting chin and I kept wanting to paint an adams apple on her neck but I refrained and redid the chin....You can still see the hint of a drag queen, but I am fine with it....I was so relaxed and really enjoyed the whole process..The next night I used heavy watercolor paper and I got some good acrylic paints and I painted another one...























These might turn into some kind of mermaid cards or something, but maybe not....maybe I will paint a mermaid dotee doll just for you Val.......

5 comments:

jillytacy said...

Wow! Great paintings! I think they turned out great!

val said...

oh Melinda, these are lovely. I love the one looking directly at you.....I think mermaids would be quite vain creatures and would always look right at you!

Kerry said...

Melinda, you are one VERY talented girl!!!!
All of your paintings are lovely. I love the way you've done the eyes on the mermaid with brown hair ... looks like she's staring straight at you:-)
Hugs to you.

Renee Lavoie said...

WOW... I can see you took you inspiration from my original "Innocent Waters" painting. You should have noted that! Renee L. Lavoie

Melinda c said...

So sorry Renee......It has been so long I dont even know where the inspiration came from!!!!! Honestly. I went to your link and looked at some of your paintings and they are so beautiful.......I could never even begin to paint like that. The painting for sure does not look like anything you would do! Thank you so much for the inspiration you gave me! xoxoxox melinda