I’ve had mermaids on the brain for the past week and have decided to recycle this old fencing into one. Here is step 1, a layer of turquoise, black, bronze, touch of white base. I just bought some really cool “Color Shift” Aqua Flash by Folk Art and am excited to incorporate that into it at some point. Stay tuned
So I decided to keep the scene in pretty much muted tones of the same spectrum of blues and teals.I feel like the mermaid would have come out looking too ‘cartoony’ had I used a flesh tone.
I threw in some gold accenting in the last step. I tried to capture the iridescence of the Aqua Flash and gold in the side view picture but to no avail.
and Thar she Blows, my Siren on Wood…ready to be hoisted in someone’s Mermaid Cove
2 thoughts on “Turning Old Fencing into Fantasy”
I totally love it! I’ve been considering painting our old fence too. What an amazing painting. You are truly an artist.
Thank you Wanda!
Send me a photo of the finished product. I’d be happy to give you some pointers or tips, if I have them, lol