Friday, October 26, 2012

Mermaid Girl -

Look - a mermaid!  I realize now in retrospect that her tail should have been further down towards the bottom of the page.  Since this was my first mermaid I will chalk it up to lack of experience with having a tail.  This is what the husband had to say:
COREY - "Looks like she just got assaulted by a tuna." 
The colors were inspired by the current Play Date Cafe Challenge.
ME (matter of factly) - "She sure is green."
COREY (patiently) - "That's because she is young."
I do love all the shimmer the gold paint adds to her hair - what, though, if you want to seal her face to prevent another mishap of her falling into some water on the kitchen table and smearing all the black (that was NOT a good experience)!
 VOILA - Just make a paper mask and seal her face - leaving all the shimmery details intact!
Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin
Linking to Paint Party Friday,

27 comments:

Janet said...

Your husband's comments make me laugh. I think she looks beautiful and with that gold hair she is very striking. Matte finish is a life-saver for me. I use it all the time.

maria f. said...

Well, skipping the tuna part - THIS IS AMAZING. 1) You are so talented. 2) Perfect take on the challenge - that gold is so important. 3) Her eyes really seem to convey the message.

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

I had to chuckle, because your Hub's comments sound so much like it could have been in my house :) She is lovely - green and young. Happy PPF

Jessica Sporn said...

This is so beautiful, and I think her tail is just right -- if it were super long, this is just where it would be. I love your mermaid! Happy PPF.

Netty said...

Love your beautiful mermaid and all the fab shimmer. Happy PPF, Annette x

aimee said...

she's beautiful -- and what a true, revealing quote!

Mary C. Nasser said...

The colors of your mermaid are really gorgeous and complement each other wonderfully, Michelle!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I really like the colours in the face and think it is a lovely contrast to the hair... I like this piece a lot...xx

veronica said...

I love the shimmery hair! Very cool, I bet the other mermaids are jealous of that hair!

denthe said...

Oh, another beauty! And such a great quote too! Love it! As well as your hubby's comments ☺ I just bought the Krylon, looking forward to using it. Great idea with the mask.

La Abela said...

Great job, I like that yellow hair contrasting with greenish complexion.
Saludos

~amy~ said...

I think she's gorgeous:). Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Mitzi Wolfe Zohar said...

What a gorgeous face.

Carol Gary said...

Very pretty...I think you did a wonderful job and I love the way the colors work for her!

bohemiannie! art said...

Corey is funny...and your mermaid is a little wonky but also wonderful and whimsical. And I mean wonky in only the best way.

clare said...

stunning, love how you used the playdate cafe colour combo..brill. x

sparkles said...

just one word - wonderful ! So unusual, you are very talented
Barbara

Linda Brightwingsofsummer said...

very striking colours, love the gold!

Ritu Dua said...

She is gorgeous...I specially like the shade she is wearing on her lips

Alicia said...

You made me laugh with your husband's tuna comment. Hilarious. I think it's gorgeous anyway! Thank you for hanging out with us at The Play Date Cafe this week, I love seeing your creativity!

Annabelle said...

Luv your mermaid and your hubby....too funny : )

Happy Halloween
Annabelle ~^..^~ m^._.^m

Lynn said...

Gorgeous! I love that you made her a mermaid, that is perfect for the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date cafe!

anya said...

This is so stunning, Michelle! Beautifully illustrated and colored. Love the richness of her hair! Glad you could join us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!

JKW said...

I love her face. She can be anything you want her to be and we interpret what we see. . . She is beautiful to me. Blessings, Janet PPF

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

This is gorgeous!!! I think the tale is fine... she's swimming around so who knows where it would end up - LOL!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I like her hair. I would not have known she was a mermaid so I am glad you told us! Keep posting your husband's comments. It adds a lot of fun to your blogpost. My husband is always supportive and never makes funny comments about my work! Patsy

Julie S. said...

You guys are hilarious. :D She is lovely - tuna assault or no tuna assault.