Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Whimsical Mermaids

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.   We have been enjoying unseasonable warm temperatures, the foot of snow is rapidly melting.

I recently completed two different on line classes with Tamara Laporte of Willing Arts, both featuring whimsical (or stylised) Mermaids.   These are mixed media pages that I've drawn and used collage and different mediums to paint.

A friend pointed out that the heads are large for the bodies.... yes I know that, it's intentional.   I understand that this kind of art isn't for everyone, but it sure is a lot of fun to create.




Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
Shirley

26 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your ladies are fantastic, love the watery colours, too. Hugs, Valerie

sheila 77 said...

Haha! what would we do without our Real Life friends? This is why I love our Blogland art community. I would never even have thought of the head being too big, the painting looks terrific, love her green hair and the seahorse with the heart, and the blues and greens are beautiful.

Margik said...

Wonderful mixed media pages, Shirley! Your mermaids are really beautiful and their heads are perfect and totally normal for this style of art!
Hugs, Mar

Beth Norman said...

Awesome artwork. I agree with the others--your heads are perfect. I wish I had the talent you have. It's sad I don't take time to take on line courses. DT work seems to take up all my time--as you well know.

Pat said...

These are fabulous Shirley. Your first faces were great but I think these are even better with such a luminous quality, and the backgrounds are so pretty. The first mermaid with the cute seahorse and seaweed is wonderfully creative, and I love the clever tangle like pattern running through the hair of the second. x

Marn said...

Dear Shirley, these mermaids are absolutely beautiful!! I love them and their beautiful faces, beautiful soulful eyes and that wonderful hair! The colours are so pretty and very suitable! I love the artistic look of the head being larger than the bodies! That is the art yes! ;) I truly admire your talent! Very well done! Gorgeous!
Warm greetings, Marn ;)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

These mermaids are absolutely gorgeous!

Crafting Queen said...

They are stunning!!! The colours and details are wonderful. Hope Archie is doing better. Skipper sends healing purrs.

chrissie said...

Stunning Shirley. You are an excellent pupil for sure and produce amazing pieces.

We have awful weather forecast for tomorrow so it is hibernation time yet again

Love Chrissie xx

kaybee said...

Brilliant fun - love them both, and combined with my favourite colours - what's not to like!

Miranda said...

Wow, lovely artwork dear Shirley! I agree with Pat, your skills are great, xxx

Mrs.B said...

Wonderful pages Shirley, I love the whimsical style of your mermaids and the backgrounds look fabulous.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Shirley, beautifully designed pieces, and your faces are so pretty,fabulous shading, wonderful colours and love the little seahorse,Kate x

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Beautiful I like this. Love the colours. Beautiful combination. Janny Xx

Darnell said...

That made me chuckle, Shirley! Just in case you hadn't noticed the whimsy of your designs wasn't true-to-life! I think art is, by definition, an "expression" and rarely literal! As for me, I am constantly amazed by your incredible imagination, expressive talent, and beautiful execution!! Hugs, Darnell

Annette P. said...

What beautiful mermaids! Absolutely gorgeous, dear Shirley!

Enny said...

Wow Shirley, such beautiful creations ! Absolutely stunning, lovely colours, and of course the heads are bigger, the beautiful expressions of the faces are most important ! Wishing you all the best ! Love, Enny

Gerrina said...

Both look "feeëriek"/ magcal! Love the blue girl best, but that's just because blue is my favorite colour... Hugs, Gerrina

Jeannette said...

wow,your mermaids looks wonderful,so dreamy and colorful,love this.
i love the thinks of tamara laporte.
wish you a nice rest of the week,here is rainy and cold.

hugs jenny

maria's knutselplezier said...

You begin to be a real artist now Shirley , great faces and images , great colours too!!
Have fun!!
Maria

Win Dinn said...

I LOVE these mermaids, Shirley - you've captured the essence of the watery creatures! Well done, my friend. xo

Team Clark said...

Leave it to our friends to point things out. Ha! I have always been a fan of the big head movement, but also of super lengthy bodies! These are so beautiful and charming, you should be so proud! Hugs, Autumn

Felicie said...

I love your mermaids.They are both very beautiful.
Greetings
Felicie

aussie aNNie said...

A beautiful mermaid and gorgeous colour as always.xx{aNNie}

Greta said...

Oh wow, Shirley--you are so talented! Beautifully, whimsical paintings!

Sandy said...

She certainly hs a touch of whimsy about her - I always love the colors you use!!
Sandy xx