“The Mermaid’s Hands” 24″ x 36″ Acrylic on canvas
Unfinished canvas #2 is finally finished! I am really happy to be finishing these ghosts, bringing them to completion and daylight. ” The Mermaid’s Hands” began with a whole mermaid. My neighbor suggested upon viewing it that I add some glitter; I think that’s the moment I wasn’t waiting for! I began by painting it over with black gesso and wiping and blotting it off while it was still wet, as the hands began to emerge I realized I didn’t need the whole figure – the hands were less “Ariel” without the body! No glitter needed! (ha)
I have one more large canvas to finish and I will be finished with the unfinished. I don’t usually leave artwork unfinished, so these three were really bugging me. The last one is quite large, but not a lot of color, hopefully it will go fairly quickly and I can begin something new!
(detail) “The Mermaid’s Hands”