"Do You Believe?"
8 x 10 Canvas Panel
It's been a big week around here. I finally (as in, 6 weeks of work, finally) finished the reorganization of my studio and then actually used it (what a concept) to complete a piece of art! It's been longer than forever since I've created anything new - and just in time - as the Mermaid Swap that this little one was painted for is due to be postmarked by today . . . Thank you Cameron for the inspiration - and motivation - she was just what I needed.
So, here it is: an 8 x 10 canvas panel that was first covered in paint chips and distressed.
My first ever Mermaid
I then used watercolor crayons and ink to elude to what I hoped would be a eerie, watery feel:
Some bold shots of green acrylic and bright purple Stickles as accents
The necklace was an old charm (from a dog collar of all things!) that was punched through the canvas panel and tied in the back with wire. The rest of the "chain" is comprised of more Stickles glitter.
Bye, Bye little one - I will miss you - and give Cameron a big hug from Me . . . .