Thursday, 18 July 2013

Staffin Bay Mermaid


Recently I posted about the 24x24 anonymous  charity exhibition on the Isle of Skye to raise money for the St Kilda Row. I mentioned I had a piece in the show but couldn't post it until it was sold as all work was to be exhibited anonymously and unsigned so the buyer would only find after purchase who the artist was. All works were at a set size and price.


My mermaid sold last week, so I can post her at last!!
She is 24x24 box canvas and collaged onto a citrasolve paper sky.  If you are interested in learning more about how to make citrasolve papers I did a post earlier in the year about the process, click HERE to have a wee look.

The papers create fabulous collage backgrounds...


sea and shoreline
 Like this!
Le Chat Noir

Back to my mermaid......
Her hair is cut from pieces of gelli plate paper and foil. It combines collaged elements and acrylic paint.



The coastline of Skye is a wild and beautiful place, indeed it is reported that Brad and Angelina are planning a cruise around it on the Hebridean Princess cruise liner and if they do I hope they watch out for my mermaid as she sunbathes on the rocky shoreline!

The coastline of northern Skye

The kilt rock northern Skye ( named so because it falls vertically like the folds of a kilt! )

   Big thanks to Skyeworks Gallery for organising such a great event!  

Links this week to  Paint party Friday

And also Artists in Blogland                                            

32 comments:

  1. Your mermaid is beautiful, no wonder it was sold! I love those backgrounds, such amazing colours and textures, very inspiring!
    We went to Skye last summer, had warm sunshine while the rest of the UK had endless rain! One of the most beautiful places I've seen. I look back at my photos I took there and can't believe they're real!xx

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  2. Your mermaid is just beautiful!

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  3. Wow, your mermaid is just beautiful. I am looking forward to looking around your blog here and seeing more of your work!

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  4. she's beautiful, morag... i *love* that sky too. i still haven't tried the citra-solv idea yet. i want to very much... it's crazy that i keep forgetting!

    one thing that i love about your paintings is that you mix your media up thoroughly, which creates *so much interest*.

    xoxo

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  5. Congrats on selling your painting! It looks beautiful. Very interesting that technique! Thnx for sharing.

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  6. Your mermaid is lovely, congrats on the sale, and great photos! Valerie

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  7. Congratulations on your sale, she is really very beautiful.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

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  8. Love your mermaid and congrats on the sale! HPPF!

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  9. Yes, I've seen your citrasolve post earlier :-) Your mermaid is lovely and the coastline and cat- images are amazing, the coastline really touches me!

    Very beautiful artwork! Keeping the names of the artists anonymous is an interesting idea!

    Happy PPF
    Ilona xx

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  10. Fabulous art and wonderful photos. Happy PPF
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  11. would love to visit the beautiful Isle of Skye one day. Your mermaid is gorgeous-congrats on the sale!-and I love the depth of the backgrounds you've achieved with the Citrasolve effect!

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  12. Your work is breathtaking! Love the coloring and texture mix. I'm a big fan of mermaid art and this is so beautiful.

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  13. Your mermaid is fantastic. Love her hair! Congratulations on the sale. I know that the St. Kilda folks are happy for your painting.. My dh and I made a self-tour of the Inner Hebrides years ago. We really enjoyed the wildness of Skye. Rugged beauty.

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  14. Your mermaid is so beautiful - the colors are just stunning. And that balloon in the sky is the perfect touch. I keep meaning to try the citrasolv technique, now I'm motivated again, your backgrounds are so beautiful.

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  15. Love this I guessed that was your painting when you posted about it earlier, That technique sound fascinationg, have bookmarked it to remind me. I als olooked at your SOC entry it is lovely. Oh and congrats on the sale although I am not surprised.

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  16. Your mermaid is dreamy and gorgeous ♥
    I have seen the citrasolve technique, always magical!

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  17. Wonderful Mermaid. She is so beuatiful and I love her artistic figure. Backgrounds of other paintings are beautiful, too.

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  18. I must've missed your post on the art auction-need to go back and read that. Congratulations on selling your mermaid-she's fabulous! I did enjoy our trip to Skye-we stayed in a gorgeous cottage there for a week a couple of years ago for my big 40. It was February but we still managed a couple of sunny days!

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  19. She is a beautiful Mermaid and I can see lots more detail in this picture you have posted of her. Have you considered printing some of your art work and making cards x

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous! I will definitely check out the citrasolve technique. This is the first I remember hearing of it but I love the effect! Your photos are lovely as well. What a romantic setting. Happy PPF! xo, janice

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  21. Your work really resonates with me - I love the textures. The mermaid has so many things I love - the mermaid herself and the hot air balloon. REally beautiful work

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  22. I love your mermaid and her wonderful doing. So many techniques to do and to see. Thank you for sharing and happy Weekend ♥

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  23. Gorgeous work! I'm so glad it sold...good for you! Thanks for sharing the photos too!

    Hugs Giggles

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  24. Huge congrats on the sale of the mermaid , she's quite becoming...as is that landscape!

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  25. What a magical mermaid! I love all things mermaid.:) Your backgrounds are lovely, I've worked with citrasolve and really love the effects. And Skye looks like a place I'd love to visit.

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  26. how lovely to live in Skye..you can tell the landscape and sea have inspired your art..lovely pieces on here

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  27. Congrats on your sale! Your Mermaid is lovely, especially her wavy hair.

    I did not know that Citrasolve could be used in that way. I have a bottle of Citrasove in the cabinet; I'll have to give it a try sometime.

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  28. She is a beautiful mermaid and congrats on the sale. I had a look at how to use the Citrasolve, will definitely have to try that one, looks fabulous.
    Von.

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  29. Congratulations on the sale and funds for a worthy charity, and one lucky purchaser can look at your mermaid every day.
    Your mermaid is beautiful, and you have such patience cutting the strips for the hair.

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  30. Really pretty mermaid painting, love all the texture!

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