Some of you might remember the 1st version of Mermaids Cave and wonder why I would bother with a 2nd version.
Well, the reason was that it was to fill a space in our home which is quite dark and the 1st painting was really lost there. Also, although I loved the 1st version for a lot of reasons I wasn’t happy with a few of the design elements so I thought I’d try again.
So… I changed a few things in the composition and decided to do a ‘lighter/brighter version’ for the dark space on the wall!
However, things never go to plan and this work was no exception!! It kept moving in directions I hadn’t intended!!! In the end I stopped fighting and let it have it’s way…
When it was finished (although when is it ever finished in my critical mind…lol!) I didn’t think I liked it as much as the 1st version… but now I’ve lived with it for a week or 2 I think I like it just as much but for different reasons… it has it’s own qualities…Anyway… see what you think… but believe me the next painting you see here will NOT be another version of this!!! : )
Today the newsletter for the group “Vibrations in Art and Verse – Vavoom” was delivered to my inbox. You could imagine my surprise when I discovered that not only was my painting “Mermaids Cave #2” featured but that I was a featured artist AND the very talented Lisa Jewell had written a poem inspired by my painting!!! WOW!!!
Lisa has very kindly allowed me to share her work here… Thanks Lisa… xx
Mermaids Cave #2
through the waves of
this day into the next
a tail tone from
my blessed palette
a earth dwelling
at the coming of dusk
leaving behind my palette
to float the ocean bed
longs to be held
my earth lover
Featured in Sydney’s Guide to Exhibitions group
Featured in Vibration in Art and Verse group
Mermaids Cave… Blue Mountains NSW Australia
Oil on Canvas