Classical Mermaid by Vanessa Barklay

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The Mermaid
by William Butler Yeats

A mermaid found a swimming lad,
Picked him for her own,
Pressed her body to his body,
Laughed; and plunging down
Forgot in cruel happiness
That even lovers drown.

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Created from 2 images and a texture.

1060 viewings – Dec 2010

Tail Stock by linzee
Classical Nude by seredinx
Ancient Beauty6 texture by madambesson


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Vanessa Barklay is RavenMadd, accomplished digital artist who has sold work on and off Red Bubble, lives in Far Nth Queensland, Australia – specializing in Fantasy, Mythology, History and Space inspired artworks.

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  • midzing
    midzingalmost 5 years ago

    brilliant artwork,,,, well done

  • Thanks so much midzing!! Love mermaids, appreciate that thanks! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • ValZ
    ValZalmost 5 years ago

    stunning piece – love it! The gold and greens are so lovely in the background…

  • Thanks Val, really appreciate your comment, lovely to know, thanks! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • georgiegirl
    georgiegirlalmost 5 years ago

    wow, its beautiful :D

  • Thanks so much!! I appreciate your comment! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • zazen
    zazenalmost 5 years ago

    wow, that’s sensational :)

  • Thanks alot Sean, great to know you liked it! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsalmost 5 years ago

    Very cool indeed!

  • Thanks Clare, I thought so too, appreciate your comment!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • MMM1
    MMM1almost 5 years ago

    How cool :)

  • Thanks alot Marleia, felt like a complete fantasy indulgement! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • MMM1
    MMM1almost 5 years ago

    I love mermaids!! Really nice job Vanessa :^)

  • :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamalmost 5 years ago

    Very nice, well captured

  • Thanks Hawker, nice to hear your comment mate! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • kappisan
    kappisanalmost 5 years ago

    Huge fav!:)
    great work!:)
    Well Done!:)

  • Thanks so much kappisan, appreciate that!!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • greenstone
    greenstonealmost 5 years ago

    beautiful!!!!! however i prefer it in blue! true to pisces nature!!!!!!!

  • Thanks mate!! I know, I couldn’t decide so did both!! lol :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

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