I’ve been meaning to post this one for a while– and conveniently, this weeks Illustration Friday is swim. So viola!
Mermaids Communicate Via Shell Phone 48″ x 24″ oil on canvas.
This is a commission that I completed last month. It posed an interesting challenge, of how to paint a naked mermaid without exposing or drawing attention to her nakedness. So I gave her something to do– and solved the problem with a pun. Like all teenagers, she’s practically glued to her mobile device.
Her face looks better when it’s zoomed in a bit. Go ahead, click on it. It’s not the best photo in the world, my apologies.
In other news, sheesh, have I been busy, or what? I am putting together a portfolio to try to get into an upper level illustration class at an online art school. But more about that another day. Among other things, I’ve also been working steadily on the two children’s books, Square Dog, Round World and Annabelle & the Bear, and I’m blogging my little heart out for Illustration Friday. My next post will go live at 9:00 a.m. EST tomorrow. That’s generally the time slot I’ve adopted for my weekly artist feature. I’m still sort of random here and the Square Dog blog, because that’s how I generally roll.
Questions? Comments? Accolades? I’d love to hear ’em. Go ahead– poke me in the comments.