Arctic Mermaids

Artwork details: gouache, 10 x 10 inches (25 x 25 cm), 2007.

These are the Arctic Mermaids - a rare form of mermaid specially adapted to the freezing seas of the arctic - huge and ungainly out of the water, compared to their skinny cousins from temperate regions, but graceful in the water, and of course they need the thick skin and layers of blubber to be well protected against the inhospitable temperatures, and probably against the Polar Bears, too...

Arctic Mermaids
Painting: Arctic Mermaids

2007 seems to have been a very good year for Mermaids - I painted several paintings one after another of these fishy ladies, though the other paintings also included 'Maidmers' ungainly, but more practical if you think about it...

Here is one of the 'Maidmer' paintings if you would like to take a peek.

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