May 24, 2009

"Little Mermaid"



"The Little Mermaid" new commission piece just completed.
I love mermaid stories (even named my daughter Madison after the mermaid in Splash ;) but I rarely paint them. I think its because living near the coast there is so much mermaid art around (and palm trees). Strangely enough though, I chose the most classic mermaid pose and focused on capturing the sense of longing I always felt was the heart of the story.
I think I may have to paint more mermaids!

Print is available here in my little shop

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17 comments:

J.N. Linden said...

I love the eyes on the mermaid. So big and expressive.

BunnyKissd said...

I've been wanting to do more mermaids lately too! This one is just fantastic!

mermaiden said...

well, i kind of like mermaids ;] and this one has a tender innocence that is endearing. unlike me, who brandishes a sword- that's probably why i like her so much!

Lisa Hunt said...

Have you ever been over by Pine Island (Florida) near a little artist colony called Matlacha? It's full of mermaids--it just feels as though mermaid artists from all over have congregated there, literally painting their tiny town on a small island strip with vibrant sea motifs. Your painting reminds me of it! And you know how much I love the Little Mermaid story! I too live near the coast and I too (ironically) paint mermaids only on occasion. But they are so intriguing and I always love to see other artists' intrepretations of merfolk. The possibilities are endless!

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

thank you everyone :)

Lisa, no I haven't been there, I'm off to google Pin Island now ;) sounds delightful!

Jessie said...

I saw this half way through on Twitter and loved it then. Now it's beautiful, well done.x

Art4Sol said...

Lovely little mermaid...one's not enough!

Kelly said...

she's beautiful cat! of course my girls LOVE red-headed mermaids. :-)

Tumbleweed Trails said...

She's so beautiful. I love the colors you chose for this piece.

Jody

RowanDeVoe said...

She is just gorgeous! And, I would never put her in the catagory of palm trees and that kind of mermaid art. She very much feels like the Little Mermaid from the book and I love her!

Sarah said...

I think she is fabulous - such a serene air about her.

Cris said...

I just found your blog and I love your artwork! The mermaid has such longing in her face.

The Magic Onions said...

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Magic and Blessings to you...

The Magic Onions said...

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Blessings and magic.

Designs By CK said...

Popping in to say hello & welcome to EHAG! :-)

Lovely art & blog too!

SpOOky Best,
Chris (-:

Carolee said...

She's just beautiful!!

~ Carolee

Mermaid Queen said...

Love the face of your little mermaid! Your artwork is lovely.
~Martha