Monday, September 24, 2012

The Mermaid

This is my second submission for Virtual Paintout, Sept 2012 Zealand challenge. It's oil on 10x10 canvas panel.

Typically, when I choose scenes for the Virtual Paintout challenges, I avoid common landmarks as I think they are a bit cliché. However, when I saw the Mermaid sculpture in Copenhagen, (ref) I decided to break my own rule since I like the back-lighting effect on the sculpture and the ocean behind.  I kept the composition relatively simple, and first painted the ground a reddish brown tone, some of which is showing through on the sculpture, the rock and the ocean.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's great! No mistaking that it's Denmark this way and the lighting and colors make for a perfect little painting.