Friday, July 10, 2009

Mermaid in Mixed Media

Here is a mermaid I have been working on. It isn't quite done. I am learning a new technique and it will be finished with bees wax. But I wanted to bring you up to date with my latest. Inspired by my youngest daughter learning how to swim. She is growing new scales every day and soon to be the newest mermaid in the water. The background was first done with collage papers, stamps and paints on birch wood. The mermaid done on separate paper and then put down with matte medium. I painted the flowers to match the background and added some other elements. She is holding a key and ready to pass it on to my daughter with all her knowledge.