Friday, February 8, 2013

Party under the sea

This was an 8x8 canvas that wasn't working.  I thought I had a previous picture of it but I can't find that.  Trust me - it looked nothing like this.  I'm not finished with this painting - If you look closely, the mermaid's right hand is missing (it was about 2x the size of the other hand - not a good look!)  I have a bit of painting left to do (add a bit of color here and there) but I am liking this one.  I do have to put a flame on the candle - a little surrealism is a good thing. I have to say that I was motivated to work on this by the fabulous Tamara Laporte whose lesson on Life Book 2013 this week dealt with drawing  figures (hers had legs though)  If you would like to check out all the excitement you can look here - it's a year long class with 21 different teachers.  I also have another "failure" in my studio. Hopefully I'll have something to post on that next week.  I've been applying layers of color and texture - waiting to see how it speaks to me.  I'm linking up with Paint Party Friday  - definitely worth a look to see what other artists have posted.  Maybe you would like to post something yourself - you will find yourself part of a wonderful supportive group there.  Thank you so much for stopping by to see what I'm up to - if you would like to leave a comment I would love to see it!

23 comments:

  1. Oh how fun, a birthday mermaid, I just love her! HPPF!

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  2. Beautiful and very festive!! love it!

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  3. Its a great idea to have a birthday mermaid. Continue to have fun. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. This one gave me a smile, so cute Gina!

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  5. Love the idea of a birthday mermaid. I like the cake she has and with one candle. Yay, were it so.:) Take care and thank you.

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  6. I love your mermaid. I cannot think of a better place to celebrate my birthday. What a wonderful and creative idea.

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  7. Charming! Love those underwater balloons and hats too - quite surreal! ;)

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  8. This is a fun piece! Hugs, Valerie

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  9. What a beautiful mermaid, Gina! Her lovely face makes it such a nice underwater scene. I didn't even notice the lack of hand.

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  10. What a great opportunity to participate in a year-long workshop with different artists!
    I like the party-scene under the sea! I'll have to show my daughter, she has just done a
    sea-painting herself, with lots of fish and water creatures.

    I'll post my skirt-art peace again I think, just have to take some pictures.

    Happy PPF!

    Ilona x

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  11. I got a kick out of this! Such a happy feel to it, and mystical too! HPPF!

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  12. Oh, I love this - the birthday cake under the sea is my favorite part - and I love that it came from something that you didn't initially love, but still worked on. Brilliant. xoxo

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  13. This is fun! Love that fish with the hat!

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  14. I love the whimsy of this piece.. all the balloons and the long fish adds the touch to the mermaid. Enjoy your day!

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  15. She is adorable! Wish she could bring me that cake. :)

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  16. what a fun birthday piece! Whimsical and cute

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  17. I liked this mermaid that youhave done on the canvas. Gina thank you so much for your tag. It is fabulous. I loved all the mixed media elements that you added on it.
    Susan

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  18. Funtime with party under the sea ~ go with it ~ let it flow ~

    Carol of (A Creative Harbor) on blogger ^_^

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  19. I like the fantasy and floating effect. Reminds me a little of Chagall, who I love.

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  20. How very sweet! I love the purple polka dot birthday hats and I am a huge fan of blue hair.

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