Monday, 20 April 2009

Mixed Media Monday "mermaids"


Managed to get some decent oil pastels today from PERC which is a play resource centre in the city. I also got some window crayons which look like the stage makeup but they are a great creamy pastel that is excellent for blending. My youngest was putting loads on the till and was very pleased with his paint set and papers all at bargain prices!! So had a go with pastels today to draw a mermaid. She has glitter in her hair and is surrounded by a sea background with fishes and rocks from a napkin. I would recommend getting the softest blendable pastels you can find as often the ones that are sold are too hard to blend. I enjoyed drawing this piece in my garden this afternoon in blazing sunshine. I am listening to the Cocteau Twins now which is quite fitting for such a dreamy sea picture.

9 comments:

mixedmediamonday said...

Beautiful pastel painting, Lorraine! Diane

Amy said...

WOW!! How beautiful she is! I love her hair..looks shiney! Your painting is wonderful to look at. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Sandy said...

Wow what for wonderful painting art.
This is truly amazing and really unique. Love them.

lisa said...

she's so pretty, love the glittery hair

Femmy said...

great!! love the BG!!

herminesplace said...

Beautiful painting

Annette Q said...

A very pretty mermaid indeed, lovely work:-)

Janny said...

Beautiful!

Christina said...

She is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your art!