Thursday, March 7, 2013

A New Painting.... Mermaids

As promised, here is the big reveal of my BIG painting, Mermaids.

It took me about a month to create this 24'x36" painting. This video from Alisa Burke and this video from Mindy Lacefield inspired me for this painting. I watched Alisa's video and I thought "I can do that. I need to paint big!" I wasn't afraid or unsure of what I was doing at any point during this process. I was in the zone!

Here is is from start to finish.

A background filled with collage, paint and inky drips.

A face emerges.

 

Then another.

 

They are mermaids.

 

 

 

Here are details of the painting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am so proud of this painting. A part of me can't believe I finished this and another part of me knew I would because I was so into it! I am currently taking Mindy Lacefield's True Free Spirit course. It has really built my confidence as a painter. I highly recommend this course. The women who are taking it are so supportive. It is just amazing!

As a special bonus I have a video here from Qwiki. It's a new iPhone app that let's you share videos. They are short snippets of special times in your life.

Click here to see the video. I hope you enjoy it!

 

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful Lynda. You did an awesome job and great little video too!

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    1. Thanks you so much, Susie. I appreciate all your support!

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  2. This is lovely and I like how you showed your step. Its great to see the process. thanks!

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  3. It turned out so beautifully, Lynda! I love all of it. The close-ups of each of the girls makes me feel so serene because they look so peaceful.

    Jill

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    1. Thanks, Jill. I actually refer to those girls as my "serene girls".

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  4. your painting turned out just wonderfully! Your girls faces are just beautiful!

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  5. so beautiful! i love seeing where your artwork and beauty are going! xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Juliette! Everything you've taught me has helped me grow as an artist.

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  6. This painting came out great Lynda!!

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  7. Beautiful mermaids and colours Lynda, your video is really good too, it's nice to see the close up details

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  8. Just the other day, after seeing your previous post, I was thinking that your style would be sweet as illustrations in children's books. Good work :), Mandy

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    1. Thanks, Mandy! Illustrating kids books has always been a dream!

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