Painting Mermaids

January 14, 2018

Painting Mermaids

mermaid girls mermakers young girls underwater

I have been noticing the mermaid craze for a few years, but recently was immersed in it with a private commission project. A mom contacted me, and has 4 daughters that were in love with mermaids, and in the middle of a move to a new home. So she asked me to create a scene for their new playroom where all four daughters were mermaids, each unique in their underwater activity. Although I do not normally do portraits, all four gals have very different personalities and interests, so this was a fun challenge.

One little girl does not like to leave the house without her pink tutu and cowboy boots. She is precocious and inquisitive, so I painted her in pink, staring down a clown fish. Another daughter LOVES horses, so of course she is playing with her seahorse. The older daughter is fun and carefree, and dancing with a school of fish. The baby has the most endearing smile which I tried my best to capture. This was such a FUN project, that gave me a segueway from the "Back Home" country series I have worked on since last Fall. I love my memories of Carolina and all things southern, but we are living in Florida, and have a fondness for all things beachy as well. I am not sure my husband and I will ever be able to leave the close proximity to water, being in the First Coast since 1990.

I was asked to be the featured artist for an upcoming new coastal line of Home Furnishings, that will be unveiled soon, so this project was just what I needed to feed my creative for coastal and underwater ideas.

Of course I am still churning out new lovable Farm Life every chance I get for the Back Home series, still going strong. Throughout the years, traveling back home and across Georgia countryside to school in Athens, I collected so many endearing photographs and memories or rural, country life.

For more coastal and southern images, join me on instagram. Message me if you have an idea for a painting for your own sweet, little mermaids. I would love to hear it!

mermaid playing with fish

mermaid pink fin young girl mermaids

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