Mermaid - Finally
Mermaid will always be a reminder of all the lessons she taught me about acrylic mediums and special techniques, so she will stay with me. She is a priceless textbook about acrylic painting.
Yes, she will perch in my living room for a few weeks and I might make a little adjustment such as reducing the hue and size of her lips, but that's about it. I will seal and acrylic varnish (not the hardware store kind) before framing her in a totally clear acrylic box so the light can play on the textures.
I wish you could see her first hand because even I am enamoured by her many textures that remind me of many hours in the ocean. This is a painting of my experiences more than a mermaid and for that I feel satisfied.
I hope you enjoy seeing her finally completed. It has been a long journey.