Storybook Mermaid * original mixed media mermaid painting
Acrylic & Colored pencil on canvas
Here is the first painting I made after giving birth. I really like the varying colors on her tail… the rest is odd to me.
I just really wanted to paint a mermaid.
Everything I do is one-handed now. One hand is ever-attached to the baby and I’m literally typing with my right hand… the left is cradling a sleeping-hiccuping-snuffling bundle. He is so congested, its terrible… the noises he makes! He sounds like a monster. Poor little guy.
So I go about my days one-handed. Because the first thing I learned as the parent of a newborn (whoa. I just thought about that sentence.) is that if the baby is comfortable and sleeping contentedly then you do not move him. Don’t do it.
acrylic on canvas
I’ve been adding to and changing bits of this painting since I started it a year ago. I like the background now.. not so bright boring bluey-blue, and I tried to soften the details of her face and body. I don’t know if anyone can even tell the difference… but I can.