I decided to paint something that incorporated a mermaid, pirate lore, and the undersea world. I ended up creating this scene with a tearful mermaid at the site of a shipwreck. I included some pirate mythology into the scene including the hourglass (which symbolizes the time of death).
Category Archives: oil painting
Somewhere in the Pacific
There was an original influence for this painting from a historic photo. I couldn’t see details clearly enough to continue using it as the basis for the painting so I decided to just let my imagination take over. I combined influences from Samoa (the fan), Micronesia, Fiji, Hawaii, and Bali, which is why I named it ‘Somewhere in the Pacific’. She is holding a wicker fan.
I decided to do something a bit different and decided that a lightning storm sky would bring an added dimension to the painting. I had to use multiple photos to piece together the painting from Yaki Point. There are trails visible in the lower left corner.
We’ve been to Grand Canyon several times over the years and sometime I’m going to hike all the way to the river and also to Havasu Falls. Both are on the bucket list.
Chief Standing Bear
Bryce Canyon Painting
Hopefully I did it justice. On to the next project….TBD
The Victorian Bride
I found a photo taken in the late 1800s of a girl that I presume was wearing a wedding dress and decided to paint a color portrait of it. I made some changes for the chair and provided a background but otherwise retained much of the detail of the photograph.