Mermaid Princess

Oh the summer seas! Cool breezes and cruiseships to chase. The Mermaid Princess is decked out in her summer floral attire enjoying every chance she gets to elude human eyes. I had a blast using so many different mediums for this painting! I used, acrylic paints, watercolor pencils, oil pastels, gel pens, pastel pencils, sparkle glaze, dimensions fabric paints and the list goes on! The leaves are collaged on using summer napkins I picked up while shopping and the fish are scrapbook embellishment charms I found at a country variety store that has absolutely everything! It’s my absolute favorite place to shop! The mermaids “clothes” are collaged on using a greeting card I received from my mom. It’s got lots of silver embossing on it that doesn’t show up well in the photo. There is a lot of shimmering on the painting that sadly only shows in person and there are bits of green and pink splatters that are always fun and messy to make! Her eyes sparkle with iridescent paints and mediums and her lips are painted with a fabric paint that has metallics in it. I enjoy painting with a flat paint and adding glitters and glimmers that add shimmer and shine to bring out points of interest. If only I could capture those parts of the paints to share here. Tomorrow I’m off to my parent’s house until Thursday. I’ll be taking a painting to work on of course. Tomorrow morning I’ll post some journal entries I’ve done for a swap I’m in so you’ll have some eye candy to hold you over for a few days. =) Until then! Take a splash on the wild side!

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