Monday, April 26, 2010

Mixed Media Monday 'I feel pretty'





Here is my finished mermaid using elements from the sketches of my ladies in my previous post. I really like the new improved lips. This painting was created using acrylic paints, I stuck on tissue paper for the background which gave the sea a nice texture, I also used some patterned Japanese type paper for her top as well as the fish scales on her tale. I also used inktense pencils and for a final touch I used the bottom of an egg cup to print the bubbles over the top! I'm quite happy with the finished result and will be putting this one in my shop soon! :0)
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34 comments:

Kathy said...

How darn cute is this, I love her bikini top....

Diane said...

Oh, Nicola - she is beautiful! Love her! You asked about the resin I used in the pendant. If you would like to email me - diane at mixedmediamonday dot com, I'll give you some ideas - I lost all my email addresses when my computer died. Diane

Gayle Page-Robak said...

So very beautiful, Nicola! Gorgeous art.

Susan said...

Another beauty Nicola! I love all the lovely details you put in your paintings, who knew you could work magic with a little tissue paper!

I adore her bikini to too!

Have a great week!

Susan said...

Oh, I mean bikini TOP!

Kelly said...

gorgeous!

Cindy said...

Oh, Nicola,

This is beautiful--you are SOOOO talented!
And it's so perfect for the challenge--bravo!
Hugs,
Cindy

Julia Christie said...

So where is this artist block you are talking about? Sure can't see it here! I love her!

Smiles

Kristin said...

Gasp!!! This is so, so beautiful!!! It MAY be my favorite painting of yours yet (well, except for the one I own 'cause I get to see it everyday - it is in Kendra's bathroom btw). Just perfect, Kristin xo

johanna said...

you painted her so beautifully!! wonderful piece!

Daphne said...

So beautifull, you can draw/paint very well!
It;s a very lovely/colorfull piece!

Willy said...

Very beautiful piece, Nicola!

joanna said...

Such a pretty painting! love her beautiful eyes!
great work!

Astrid Maclean said...

Well, she certainly does look pretty! Gorgeous artwork.

Sija said...

Beautiful !

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Your painting creation is really beautiful, Nicola.

lissa said...

it's beautiful, love the waves in her hair

Kathy said...

I'm a BIG fan of tissue paper as texture and this sea nymph is adorable, Nicola.

WrightStuff said...

Just love the sparkle in her eyes. I use tissue paper a lot for texture and colour (and getting messy, one of my favourite hobbies!)

anne said...

This one is a wide-eyed beauty for sure! Again, I find myself admiring the colors you use, as well as the interesting texture & movement you achieve. Just lovely.

Rosie said...

She's sensational Nicola and the lips are divine!! I love her little top too! =D

Annette Q said...

LOVE this one! Shes looks so pretty as your blog header too. Your new ladies all look so lovely Nicola! :-)

Sarah said...

hello! thank you so much for coming by my blog and following!I love your art work - very original and imaginative.The ladies in the glass pendants are gorgeous too!I love finding new artists - very inspiring. I shall return! Sarah x

Hermine said...

Lovely mermaid

Fair Rosamund said...

Hi Nicola, thank you so much for visiting my blog! I'm so glad you did because I love your artwork! I had a lovely time looking at your blog and I will definitely be back soon :) ~Lauren

Tiffany said...

Hi Nicola!
Thanks for ltting me know you shipped the necklace! I am so excited to wear it! :) I have tried to email you twice but it keeps coming back as undeliverable. I will try to send the email on etsy instead~ :)
Thanks again for the necklace!
~Tiffany

Cheryl Lynn said...

Hi Nicola! Your mermaid is absolutely beautiful. I love the bright colors and the lips are simply stunning. Very nice multi-media piece.

Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and for the encouraging words.

Have a wonderful evening and keep creating!

Jack Foster said...

I'm glad I stopped back to see the finished mermaid.... fantabulous!!

Ozstuff said...

Who can that attractive mermaid be? Sorry, getting carried away with the song. Nicola, your artwork is wonderful. I love your whimsical, beautiful mermaid. Fantastic.

Silvia said...

Fantastic painting, lovely mermaid.

Shawn Caro said...

I love your mermaid. She's lovely and your sketches are fab!

Gloria said...

She is a beautiful mermaid and seems very content where she is at. Great work.

NatashaMay said...

She is awesome! And I love that she is orange! She seems so bright and happy. :)

Deedra said...

She's lovely, Nicola!

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