Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mermaid's Garden

Early stages of a new painting. Model is Katie T. Her beautiful dress reminded me of a mermaid so I decided to paint her in a room with tropical fish swimming about. I'll show progress on this one as I go so check back. The dress currently shows three stages of development....the lower area is a washy underpainting, the torso area is nearing full form and contrast and the upper area shows the beginnings of the beadwork detail. 30X40


Steve McAfee said...

Wow! Very cool beginning-I like the fish idea too.

Dana Johnson Plein air Artist said...

beautiful....I like the fish swimming about...very clever