Her critters are kind of creepy...in a good way. And she's just too dark and GORGEOUS!!!
I'm growing lychees in my kitchen window!! I wish i lived in a warm climate to grow fun fruit in my garden!
Oh how funny! I love lychees, I don't think I've ever seen one growing though. They are such odd looking fruits.
That is one of my favourite things about having a tropical climate - I can grow funny stuff in my yard, lol.
Lol - you are right about that! Thank you Sophia!
YAY I'm number 4!
I love her..she deffinately looks devious!
She's gorgeous! I love all those creatures. Except the pelican gulper, that one was new to me. :D Brilliant as usual. :D
Thank you so much, Jenga! Pelican Gulper Eels are SO strange, I love them.
I think she is beautiful! =)
Thank you Jess =) See you this weekend at Mega-Con!!!!!
Your welcome, honey! I'm looking forward to it!! =)
2007-02-09 08:04 am (UTC)
"Mermaid of the Deep"
OMG She is so beautiful!!!!!!
2007-02-12 04:14 pm (UTC)
Re: "Mermaid of the Deep"
>^___^< Thank you Sanna!
She is dark, mysterious, sultry, beautiful!
i love that gulper eel! its so creepy and cool..
aww i've never seen a possum or raccoon lol.. or a armadillo, i had no idea they just walked around in floridam they seem so.. tropical to me. ^_^
Thank you David!
We get them all in our backyard a lot. We had raccoons and possums back when I lived up North too, a lot of people found them to be a nuisance because they will get into trash cans and that type of thing, lol. Armadillos are everywhere down here, they are really cute.
2007-02-09 04:04 pm (UTC)
She's gorgeous. Best mermaid so far!
-Abby in KC
That mermaid print is the poo!
I don't even like mermaids and I *love* it. Great work!
I have painting class now ^_^
And I need a theme, I'm using my drawings and using astrology to add background and stuff.
I need to research some artists and their techniques and since I want my style to be like yours i was wondering if you could tell me how you do highlights and layers and stuff like that!?
If you could id really appreciate!
thank you ^_^
Thank you Heather!
I use fluid acrylics - the liquid kind in bottles, usually "Golden" brand. Basically what I do is thin them with water and build up layer after layer after layer (sometimes 100 or more layers painting), very thin, very smooth - like a glaze. I start with opaque, darker colours, and I build up with lighter, more transparent colours. The last thing I do is add the highlights in the appropriate places. I just think about where the light source would be in the scene, and I add the highlights appropriately.
we are using thicker acrylics...but i can try lol
Great work Jas! I always thought those deep underwater critters were creepy as hell, you captured that scariness of them perfectly, is all those teeth and either huge or tiny eyes, and barbed fins and slimy bodied *shivers*
Thank you Candace!!! They are creepy, hehe - but I am strangely obsessed with them. I have some great ocean books that have all sorts of odd underwater "monsters" in them, I love looking at them.
well well this painting is very appropriate because i'm planning on going to see a "Creatures of the Deep" exhibition at "Underwater World" on the Sunshine Coast (QLD, Australia) very soon. I'm super excited about it. There's going to be the world's largest giant squid 'frozen in time' (ie. frozen in a huge slab of ice!). Apparently it's eye measures 25cms across! eek.
I love things like this too and I've been begging my boyfriend to take me to see this exhibition.
Hahaha, the pineapple story is cute.
Here in Queensland, Australia there are tons and tons of pineapple farms. Really really sweet yellow pineapples!!
Come try some sometime! You know you'll always have a place to stay!
How very neat! That sounds like a wonderful exhibition. I would LOVE to see a giant squid - I've always been very intersted in cryptozoology and have been following the "discovery" of the giant (and now colossal!) squids since I was a little girl.
I would love to go to Australia someday - especially Queensland, it reminds me a little of Florida from the pics!
I recently got a tattoo of one of your works ... figured I'd give you a look-see =)
Wow!! What a fabulous tattoo - your tattoo artist did an amazing job, that is so well done. I love how they "framed" it too, that is beautiful!
It is one the biggest compliments I can get when I see that somebody likes one of my paintings enough to keep it with them forever as a tattoo =) Thank you so very very much.
If you don't mind - I will put it on my tattoo page here:http://www.strangeling.com/fairytattoos.html
next time I update =)
No worries - glad you like! He did an awesome job =)
thats cute! i have two sad looking pineapple plants in my kitchen from fruits that we ate. they are pretty harty plants...mine wont grow fruits for me though :(
Alex!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're alive! Lol, Matt & I had been wondering about you for awhile - he showed me your email and I'm glad that you're "connected" again =) =)