#40. The Rotund Mermaid

Media:  oil paints on wood panel
Dimensions:  27″ X 24″ 

This is how I always imagined mermaids: rotund.
I painted mermaids before, but always featuring their common slim figure. This time I decided to go for it. I wanted to depict her in tranquil and serene waters.
Rich blues and greens deepen and fade all throughout the painting making it a peaceful and pleasant picture to view.

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5 thoughts on “#40. The Rotund Mermaid

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  2. She;s lovely, its nice to have a different vision of a mermaid. Also she is more like the dugong here, which is I think the creature which was supposed to have inspired the whole idea of mermaids

  3. Thank you Green Poet. I did not know about dugongs before, I checked them out and I agree with you about the similarity. The concept is, of course, the need of fat to keep warm in cold waters 🙂

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