Thursday, May 28, 2020

Crescent Mermaid 2...

Here’s another creation for MerMay! I had these vintage wooden crescent moon shapes floating around the studio for a few years. I drilled out the holes and added rivets. I think the glint of metallic edges looks nice and gives a finished look to the holes. A couple of weeks ago, I got up the gumption to paint miniature paintings on them. I was really inspired by the lacquered Russian beads.⠀ ⠀
I blocked out a few different pieces, but I haven’t really had much time to play with them. The tiny size is a challenge for me. I paint rather thickly, which isn’t necessarily ideal when working small. ⠀ ⠀
This is one of the ones that I finished off. I forgot just how tricky these were to paint! I definitely need to get some finer brushes and maybe paint these in oils instead of acrylics. I have a few more in the works and in between projects I noodle away on them.

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