Wednesday, February 27, 2013

meet little Citrine....

november's mermaid!

i have been working on her for the last couple of days and tomorrow i will be listing the finished painting, FOR SALE.

she is painted in bright, cheery shades of yellows and oranges, a good thing because this week's gray and cloudy days leave a lot to be desired for.



Monday, February 25, 2013

thea and her wishing tree


i have had this painting done for about a month now, but i wanted to wait until closer to march and st. paddy's day to list it FOR SALE AS A PRINT HERE:



it was inspired by a friend of mine's little girl (named thea) who was born on st. paddy's day. is she irish? heck NO! 110% polish as a matter of fact;) and she is actually blonde, but i wanted to paint a cute little red head, so.....
besides, who says leprechauns always have to be boys ;)

speaking of "red heads", i'm working on November's mermaid this week, little Citrine. not exactly a red head, but close enough.

check back for pics.....

Friday, February 22, 2013

just a peek....

beautiful little Claret....

sweet little June....

lovely little Citrine....

mysterious little Opal...




at some more mermaids i'm sketching out....

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

my heart has completely been stolen....

by beautiful little Olivine, the mermaid for August.

am i biased because it's my birthday month? no. really. i swear. there's just something about her that pulls at my heart strings. i don't know. but i'll let you know when i figure it out...;)

she is FOR SALE HERE:

AND PRINTS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST at the above link.

Beryl, the mermaid for March is also FOR SALE in my shop:

looking forward to doing the rest of the months. next up i believe will be little Citrine, the mermaid for November...

check back SOON for the sketch....:)

Monday, February 18, 2013

painting the final layers...

of little Olivine, the mermaid for August. based on the birthstone peridot, Olivine is painted in bright and lush shades of yellows and greens.

nothing left to do but her little tail, the shell in her hair and some bubbles, of course...;)


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

on the table this week...

sweet little Olivine mermaid, for the month of august....MY month and MY birthstone...the peridot. LOVE these gorgeous yellow-green gemstones. 

i've been terrible at blogging for the last week because i have like three projects going on at once and i really want to do all twelve mermaids within the next couple of months.

and i will...;)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

meet little beryl...

and her little fish friend, pisces, of course ;)

she is the fist in a series of mermaids based on birthstones for every month of the year. i chose my favorite gemstone first, the aquamarine. funny, considering i am the biggest PINK fanatic there is. however, i have always been completely entranced by the beauty and serenity of the aquamarine. just a breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL stone!

ok...back to little beryl here...;)

the ORIGINAL painting is for sale here:
and PRINTS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. message me through the link above and i can surely accommodate you.

can't wait to do more of these little beauties....