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Mermaid Portrait Painting Part 4

It’ s been a few weeks since my last blog post since part 3, being self employed and working on a few projects can hold you back from time to time, which can be a pain, but life never runs how you want it too at times 😉 so we just have to go with the flow and see what lessons we learn 🙂

So back to the painting, as you can see from my last post “Ocean Heart” has come on quiet a bit, in the first images you can see I have began working more greens into the hair and merfins, using a light wash of greens over the hair and building up darker areas to create depth by weaving the hair in and out. This acts as a guide to see where each curl is going. On this particular painting the hair is very complex so I try to map out as much of the movement I can in light layers first, trying to not make mistakes, if I do its means I can correct it early on. Sometimes its easy to get carried away with a certain area of the painting, and miss something because you are not seeing the full picture in your minds eye, this is where mistakes can happen. I try to stay fresh and stand back from your painting from time to time to see the overall feel. There’s nothing worse when you make a mistake later in the painting.

I keep moving from one area of the painting to the next so I can see how her hair merges with the water, and see how the highlights of the healing glow reflect on her hands and face. I really want the highlights to stand out and create a warm inviting feeling, whilst drawing your in, so you can feel the warm of the glow radiate from within you. Because this painting is very moving and is such a strong pose I’m keeping the water background simple as I can while adding more depth to the piece. To create movement and feeling I am merging the hair with the water so she becomes at one with the waves of the water. I loved this part of painting with a flow and working in beautiful swirls with the cirls. She is at one with the changing tides whilst remaining calm with the heart beat of the ocean, forever alert and feeling each moment in the present 😉 “this was a neat feeling that just ran over me, I love it when something inside speaks to me and connects me to the moment.” being connected with our work is being in the moment of life’s awesome pleasures”

In the second picture I have enlarged an area of the hair so you can see how I built the depth in the hair. With the close up of the hands you can see the reflection on her hands and hair, from her warm healing energy.


And finally the last picture is nearly complete and I have started working in air bubbles using them to create a magical alive feeling, hidden messages of the water and the spark of life. There is still quiet a long way yo go yet, more shading to do in the hair, hands, face, and water. Then finally adding some white hight lights to the water bubbles so that they really lift of the painting, this might need to be enhanced with photoshop, but were see how it go’s.

Until next time thank you for reading. I and Ocean heart would like to wish you love in your creations.

Tave

Goddess of the Sea T-shirt competition

Hello everyone I finally have Goddess of the Sea up at DBH, This design has been so popular so I thought I’d see if it can make it to print at DBH! Your votes will be most welcome 🙂 so fingers crossed!! I would love to see this design on a tee I think she just makes people smile. thank you to everyone who has supported me and left comments of encouragement! It lightens my day to here from you guysxxx To vote for me click the link Also available in pocket mirrors, rings, necklaces, cards and prints at my etsy store

Nurture Message of Love for the Sea.

Nurture is about the message of our seas and how we must remember to reconnect to our source of life. When we visit the sea we all feel connected to her and gaze out to the horizon and wonder what lies beneath. We all feel joy and happiness when we visit, its a place we often revisit in our minds when we need to relax.
Its time for us to Nurture our feelings to our humble beginings so that we learn to simply live in harmony to nature and ourselves. I have used Larimar for love and its connection to the dolphins and to Atlantis, Larimar is also connected to our throat chakra the first chakra within the body that connects us to the spiritual, its our time to connect with our spirtual waters that has brought so much life here on earth. Pearls for there to represent the moon and the strong tides flows within our life, and citrine I used as a protection symbol for it never needs cleansing and brings more strength to the healing qualities to the sea. Cirine also carries healing qualities form the sun and is connected to our solar plexus which motivates us to take action. I have placed it within the infinity symbol which represents love for ever. Long live the water spirits and may they feel the love we have for them in being our guardians to the water element. Gifts available with this design on at my etsy store are greeing cards, necklaces, pocket mirrors and prints.