Mermaid (92cm x 61cm). Oil on linen, 2007
Good days painting yesterday. Got a few finished off, including this one – which has been winking at me from the corner for over a week now. I just needed a bit of quiet head-space to put the finishing touches on. Often it’s that last little bit which takes the most time, and careful planning.
Still struggling over a title. Perhaps ‘self portrait as a mermaid with crabs’ , except that I don’t actually look like that. Or have crabs. 😉
It’s my intention to actually get this one framed in an ornate gold frame. Maybe something like this?
That will have to wait for a bit though – as there are no immediate plans to show her. She can enjoy reclining in a corner of the studio until the weather improves.