Sunday, September 18, 2011
This is where the madness begins. This is Genesis for the whole cars and mermaids thing.
Up to this point the bulk of my work concentrated on scenes of so-called "real life", or my interpretation of it, anyway. But I was becoming bored with hayfields with tractors and combines and thermoses of sweetened powdered grape drink, or beach scenes with surfers running toward the water. I needed a change of scenery.
But not just any mermaid. I believe every painting needs a good back story, so I created a thieving, avaricious, possibly schizophrenic mermaid with a taste for vintage trucks and cowboy hats. Oh, she's also carnivorous, that's important. In fact, someone should tell the approaching surfer dude not to get too close.
Thus was born the delightfully weird Finders Keepers series.
FK is done in watercolor, and measures about 10x17 inches. The original painting and prints are available in my ebay store.