Hi ho art friends. Today's post is about a work-in-progress, although I've been working on this one for a rather long time. It's probably been in progress for over a year, along with 2 other mermie portraits. I like her enough to keep working, but the painting hasn't come together yet. I thought by posting … Continue reading WIP Mermaid painting 1
Worried that I'd run out of space to store paintings, I started my working on canvas board. Mermaid Blues is one of my least mixed, mixed media paintings, using acrylic paints, Golden Green Interference, and Pitt Pens. This is another mermaid inspired from an art journal page. She started as a face near the bottom of … Continue reading Mermaid Blues 11″ x 14″ painting by tenukihandcrafts
Mermaid Flip Turn This piece is a mixed media collage on an 8"x10" wrapped canvas. If you read all the way to the end, you'll find directions on the transfer paper collage technique. I used homemade acrylic paint sprays, using 2 ounce spray bottles I picked up at my local Daiso, Golden Fluid acrylic paints, … Continue reading Mermaid Flip Turn, 8″x10″ wrapped canvas painting by tenukihandcrafts
Hi how, friends. I've been enchanted lately with Dyan Reavely's videos on YouTube. I recently purchased some Dylusions goods. This weekend, I making journal pages using Dyan's art journal style. Here's my current page in progress. I've cut out a mermaid drawn a while ago in one of Tamara Laporte's classes. I'll color my mermie … Continue reading Enchanted by Dylusions
Hi ho lovelies, In my quest to settle into regular posts, I am starting a new feature: Art In Depth. I'll get into the details of selected pieces of art. But first, a little trip in the Way Back Machine. All the way back to the mid-1980s, when I was in college, where I minored … Continue reading Mermaid, after Chagall
In order to extend the enjoyment of Mermaid Circus, I left Week 8 until I finished Radiant Faces. First up, La Sirena Gorda. The background is Distress Stains and she's drawn with Prisma Pencils and permapaque pens. I'd put a lot of time with chin up faces, that I decided my full-figured gal would be … Continue reading Mermaid Circus Week 8
This little Mermaid appeared tonight. I just started sketching and out she swam. Edited with aviary and pixlromatic.
This week's Life Book lesson was all about drippy spray inks. Tam used the Dylusions inks, but the colors are not my style, so as much as I like my version, which was done with Peerless watercolors, I wanted to try the Daler Rowney acrylic inks I saw at my fave art supply store Artist … Continue reading She Dreams of a Mermaid