“I Had a Dream I Once Was a Flower.” 30″x40″ acrylic & mixed media on canvas. SOLD
What originally started out as a Kabloom piece slowly transformed into a dreaming mermaid. She was a lot of fun to create, and a big challenge. Working on this piece made me realize how much I need my own personal Tim Gunn, because shortly after starting, I could not figure out where I needed to go, and set it aside for months. I went with my gut intuition, and am glad I did. Now I want to try a piece in the style that I was too afraid to do…which means EVEN MORE COLOR and LESS REALISM.
My biggest inspiration for this painting is the dream series by Marc Chagall, specifically those with his mermaids. I love his loosely sketched, dysmorphic women, and the men called by their siren songs.
I hope I did her, and the mermaids before her, justice.