Inspired by swimming my ass off in the pool, while contemplating life and doing the breaststroke, along with Efren Quiroz’s (from Exhibit V) mermaid collection (fantastic bronze statue), I present my next painting in progress for the Secret Squirrel Show – Mermaid Squirrel: Standing On Her Own Two Feet. This also marks my use of oil paints. Real oil paints, not water based oils. I started the painting in acrylic, and was like – hey, what are you waiting for Carollyne? So I hauled out my oil paints that I bought for Santa Fe art school, and all the accoutrements. And I liked it. Oil paint is much easier than acrylic so far, drying time is forever. Love the blending factor. Left foot (first layer) done in oil paint.  (2)

Mermaid Squirrel: Standing On Her Own Two Feet

Mermaid Squirrel: Standing On Her Own Two Feet