|New "scary" mermaid painting (hehe), Medusa prints, other good stuff....
||[Feb. 8th, 2007|07:46 pm]
I finished a new painting, Matt thinks it's scary ;)
Now, I've painted a LOT of mermaids over these past 10 years or so, but this is my FAVOURITE to date! I love oceans, and ocean life - especially those weird, bizarre, creepy creatures that live in the sunless depths of the benthic and abyssal zones of the ocean. The angler fish, lantern fish, dragonfish/devilfish, the jellyfish, the pelican gulper eel, the glass squid - all of these creatures in my painting are actually based on REAL animals, that are out in our oceans right now. I love them all, so I've painted them with a kinda creepy mermaid - with bioluminescent abyssal colouring, just like the other monsters of the deep. Click below to see her.....
"Portrait of Medusa" 11x14" Lt. Ed. CANVAS PRINT #01
(Since Medusa was an oval painting, I added a solid black background around it to format it to a normal print size/shape - that way it can be framed with an oval or with a rectangle & still look good.)
"Dark Mardi Gras" 15x6" Lt. Ed. CANVAS PRINT #01
I have lots of prints on SALE this week too, CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OF THE SALE PRINTS!
Or click on these individually....
"Portrait of Medusa" 8x10 SALE PRINT $10 & "Portrait of Medusa" 12x16 SALE PRINT $20
"Dark Mardi Gras" 10x4 SALE PRINT $10 & "Dark Mardi Gras" 15x6 SALE PRINT $20
and some other Mardi Gras prints are on sale, 'tis the season...
"Mardi Gras Masquerade" 8x10 SALE PRINT $10
& "Ghosts of Mardi Gras" 8x10 SALE PRINT $10
So the other day, I had TWO ripening pineapples growing in my backyard.
Then one morning, I went out there and there was only one. I searched around for clues, and found the core & top of the pineapple under my azalea bushes. It had been obviously eaten by some animal - I'm guessing either possum or raccoon, I see both of them around a lot. Maybe an armadillo, they are in my backyard frequently, but I don't know if they eat pineapples.
So I cut off the top of the eaten pineapple and put it in a glass of water, and lo and behold it is starting to grow roots! Soon I'll plant it out back. Pineapples are strange - they are related to Spanish moss and other bromeliads, so they grow very oddly. Each plant only produces one pineapple, so I was a little sad about losing one, but I think it's kind of cute that some animal came in my yard and stole my pineapple....