Aqua, A Mermaid Painting

Aqua, a sweet little mermaid slumbering in the waves.  I love the colors of this painting.

mermaid painting by Janell MIthani I did some traveling in September, visiting family in Oregon.  I had a wonderful trip, and it took me a week or so to wind down and get back to work in the studio.  This week, I got back to my paintings and this painting was still sitting on my easel, almost finished.  She seemed to be calling to me… 🙂  Finish me, please!

Here are a few pictures of my creative process.
sleepingbMy original sketch waterfaeblogThe background is painted and then I sketched in the mermaid with charcoal.

Finished painting with a bit of tulle that I had in the studio.


Have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell



13 thoughts on “Aqua, A Mermaid Painting

  1. Thanks, Eva. I didn’t decide on her name until I had finished the painting. Funny how sometimes I know the name right when I start and other times, I have to see how the painting evolves. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

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  2. I Totally agree Janell, sometimes it goes like that with me as well, the title pops up and then I know what to do or first I design and that inspires the title. You’re most kind, I do take it one day at the time some a better, some are not, I try my best to go on.
    Much love and hugs to you dear friend!


  3. One day at a time is the best way, Eva. I wish you peace and hope you are doing well my friend. I have been having trouble with my reader and not seeing your posts until too late to comment so I have changed my settings so i will get them in my email. I hope the process of creating art brings you comfort. Love and hugs, Janell

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  4. Hi Susan, Thank you! I was having fun with it. I’ve had tulle floating all over the studio lately, using it for fairy hammocks in all my fairy garden classes. I hope all is well on the farm and all your animals are healthy. Are you getting some Fall weather to enjoy? I am still waiting for the cooler weather here. It’s supposed to be 90 tomorrow! 😦


  5. The most perfect of names for this beauty. There is a gorgeous ethereal quality to her which was enhanced with the addition of the tulle for the styling.


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