This week's theme for "Paint With Me Thursday" is Mood. I had been wanting to draw something magical, and when I put pencil to paper this was what came out. I'm not sure you could call Love a mood or honestly say that this picture depicts it. So I will say the mood is curiosity.
Here are a few more mermaid images - these depicting Hans Christian Andersen's sweet, sad fairytale The Little Mermaid.
This cover of one of my favorite books,* illustrated by British artist Margaret W. Tarrant (well-known for her depictions of fairies), shows the prince's discovery of the little heartsick sea maiden.
To learn more about the Little Mermaid statue (Den lille havfrue) sculpted by Edvard Eriksen and located in the Copenhagen harbor click here. I love how she seems to be always watching and quietly waiting for her prince.
When I was a little girl, I spent the vast majority of my summer at our neighborhood pool imagining I was a real mermaid.
"Paint With Me Thursday" is hosted by Simply Feather. Other Mood artwork can be found here. Next week's theme is Toys; you should come play along.
"Alphabe-Thursday" is hosted by Jenny Matlock...off on my tangent... More M posts can be found here.
*Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales, With 16 Colour Plates by Margaret W. Tarrant, The Sunshine Series, Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, London, date unknown.
Dulac image courtesy of Vintage Printables
The Little Mermaid statue photo by Klearchos Kapoutsis.