Friday, July 20, 2007

Mermaids and Poems!

For the last couple of weeks, I have been working on this painting for my friend, Meg. She requested a mermaid painting back in March, and I've just now gotten around to it. The mermaids are playing hide and seek, and I have a sneaking suspicion that one of those little fish is going to give the mermaid in the foreground away - I just know it. I may tweak a little more here and there, but I think its mostly finished... I think...

Anyway, in order to make it fit into this week's Illustration Friday, I found a poem to go along with it:

by Walter de la Mare

Leagues, leagues over the sea I sail
Couched on a wallowing dolphin's tail.

The sky is on fire, the waves a-sheen,
I dabble my foot in the billows green.

In a sea-weed hat on the rocks I sit,
where tern and sea-mew glide and beat,
and where dark shadows the cormorants meet.

In caverns cool when the tide's a wash,
I sound my conch to the watery splash.

From out their grottos at evenings beam,
the mermaids swim with locks agleam.

Happy Friday!


Tina Vaziri said...

Ever since I was very young, I have always wanted to be a mermaid. Your painting brings up all those memories of youth. Beautiful.

tracey morgan said...

i love your work every time you go on illustration friday i look for your work

Nancy Bea said...

How wonderful! Your style is so sure and elegant. The concept reminds me of when I was a child and for a while had an obsession with drawing elaborately detailed underwater worlds peopled mainly by mergirls.

Craig said...

These paintings are beautiful!! I hope you don't mind if I link to your site here. This is one to visit regularly for sure.

Keep em' rolling!!


Blackboard Art said...

Excellent. I love the movement of lines and color quality.

zime said...

Ohh this's beautifull, I love your style!!

Traci Bixby said...

Your characters and colors are fantastic! This is a beautiful piece. Lucky friend!

thefridayfrog said...

awwww...i am SUCH a fan of your work, brittney. as are many. just a beautiful piece. love the layering thru...the seaweed, the composition. :0)

Eli Edmundson said...


Tarik said...

that's so cool.
really really strong stuff.

Evan Bonifacio said...

Inspired! Elegantly beautiful, with just the right mood in every piece. Bookmarked!


Melba said...

Wonderful colors and lines!

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Patrick said...

Wow. Your Mermaids are awesome. Everything is amazing, the lighting, the shapes, the swirling tails. So very cool.

Marion said...

How poetic!:-)

Justin Ridge said...

Your paintings are great! I love the colors and energy in your designs. Very nice!

Liz Jones said...

This is adorable!

Bill said...


Loni Edwards said...

What a great picture for your friend! You really have an elegant and classy style. Great Illo!

Megan said...

Love the mermaids! Great style!

k. borcz said...

I think every girl wants to be a mermaid...anyway I love this picture! :)

kartoon kid said...

Wow, wow! Amazing work :D I looked through your other works and I am hooked... yer goin' on my favorites list. Truely a treat for the eyes.

andy wakeley said...

Beautiful painting! Really liking the colours, shapes and composition, great work :)

Nathan Lindsay said...

this is really beautiful. the layout and colors are great.

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