Thursday, 13 March 2014

Under the sea



More mermaids, or sea spirits as I call this pair!
this time on wooden panels




the mermaids made of airdrying clay were collaged onto the panels and modelling paste added for texture.


I covered the mermaids in kitchen foil.


They looked a little strange!



I added some copper paint over the foil to make them look weathered.
I didn't want pretty mermaids, I wanted them to look as if they were part of the sea. 




A few mirrors and shells added more texture to their watery world.

linking to collage obsession this week where the theme is' Under'

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26 comments:

  1. These are really beautiful images

    Chrissie xx

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  2. Fantastic mermaids, or spirits, whatever - love them! Valerie

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  3. These are beautiful, Morag. What a great idea to add the little mirrors.

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  4. wow Morag your panels are wonderful, love the clay mermaids and beautiful extras. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Morag your mermaids are wonderful, your work is stunning, such a great job and full of the magic of under the sea!

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  6. This is one reason I spend my Fridays glued to the computer. Seeing how you made this just overawes me. The resulting panels are so beautiful. It is so educational as well as fun to see how you made this.

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  7. The detail and texture of your 3-D collages never ceases to amaze me. I am sure they are going to be very popular with prospective purchasers. Definitely appropriate for 'Under'.

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  8. Oh I like the name "sea spirits". Your sculptural paintings are breathtaking!!

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  9. wow wow wow these sea spirits are so amazing...all glistening and slippery against their watery background. Love these Morag! Happy PPF

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  10. Hi Morag,
    What a very clever idea in using the tin foil on the mermaids, really captures the reflections of the sea, beautiful! You definitely can sense where the artist ( Morag) resides if she didn't tell : ) Adore your magical work!

    p.s. Your one of the gals who inspired me to work on my Mixed Media Collage Painting (MMCP)…"Cottage By the Sea " Thanks so very much !


    Annabelle : )

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  11. Wow! Absolutely beautiful! Truly amazing!

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  12. Wow..amazing..hello Morag! You continue to amaze me with your intense creativity and talent...so magical to see the whole process unfold and become so alive with beauty and soulfulness! I love your mermaids so much..they are dazzling and bewildering! Thanks for sharing your world of art and magic...fantastical!!
    hugs
    Victoria

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  13. this is so pretty! love the colors and 3d mermaids!

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  14. Happy Paint Party Friday! You are so creative, thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend :) Tam

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  15. Whenever I see or hear the words "under the sea" I think of the song from The Little Mermaid..."Unda" the sea...

    You are so creative...foil!

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  16. Wonderful job...wow what an amazing process!! Very pretty texture and I love the metal look. Good idea using foil at the base! A very unique piece!

    Hugs Giggles

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  17. Great work Morag, Wonderful colour and depth. You have such good ideas, I would never have thought of putting tin foil over the clay to make it distressed!

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  18. Beautiful! Such a great idea to cover them in foil. Gives a completely different look!

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  19. wow, those are really cool...happy PPF!

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  20. wow, wow, WOW!!! absolutely amazing and sooooo very charming! ♥

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  21. Very attractive pieces, the process is very imaginative!

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  22. Absolutely fantastic! What a beautiful work of art you have created. Your hands are magic. Thanks for showing the flow of work. Really wonderful.

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  23. Beautiful pieces! You put so much work into them and it was worth it!

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  24. Wow. I love your mermaid. My little girls are very into mermaids at the moment.

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  25. Beautiful sea spirits! Your mermaids are so gorgeous.

    Thans for being a wonderful part of PPF, Morag!
    xo
    EVA

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