Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mermaid, Fairies and Fantasy

I thought today I should get away from my usual storms, and darkness....well not quite.. Still dark, but with a little different material. The first is my flower fairy. I don't paint figures very often. It's just not my thing, but I wanted to paint a bird of paradise and thought now was my chance to paint a fae. Both the flower and the fairy have the same colours. I painted the entire figure with white acrylic first and then layered thinned acrylic over it. It gives it a bit of a transparent look. A little magic for the fairy :)
This one is my usual storm (just can't get away from them) but with a mermaid in the mix. I was going to paint a fairy but I couldn't get the wings to cooperate so I got rid of them and turned her into a mermaid. (she shouldn't be flying with a storm coming anyway)
A little larger than normal for me. OSWOA size (4" x 6") on canvas paper. You will find both of them listed on Ebay here
What is OSWOA ( a copyrighted term for "original small works of art"~~ they must be originals and must be 4" x 6". anything else is not an OSWOA)

2 comments:

Pencil Sanity said...

I love them both and think you should paint more of the figures. They are very well done and have a sort of magic about them much as your storm paintings.

Crafty Sue said...

They are both lovely paintings.
Hugs,
Sue.