I drove down to Destin last week for some fun in the sun and hanging out with my friend Phyllis Dobbs. She has a condo right at the beach and it was perfect weather for a visit to Florida. The beaches weren't crowded, the water was still warm and the temperature was low to mid 80º - perfect!
Her condo is decorated really cute and colorful, just like a vacation home on the beach should be! There was one wall in the guest bedroom that was just calling my name so I asked her if she would trust me to paint something fun. The size and shape of the wall were perfect for a figure so what else would I paint than a mermaid?!
I used Plaid paints purchased from a quick trip to the store and penciled her in quite quickly. This painting took me about 3 1/2 hours and is about 4 1/2' tall. I think she turned out nicely, I'm happy with her and Phyllis loves it! I had forgotten how much fun it is to work large scale and to paint directly on walls. I'm inspired to do some more of this type of work, starting in my own home. I've got some ideas for a weird little wall at the stair landing which faces a hallway but first have to meet some hot Sizzix deadlines and get my new art off to my agents. The hard part about creating art with real paint is having to clean it up in the computer. I need to learn not to zoom in to look at every single pixel- that would be a good start!