Saturday, August 22, 2020


Hello snarky peeps! It's time again for another challenge at the
This fortnight it's all about the OCEAN!
One of my favorite places, the ocean, so I was inspired
to paint an underwater scene on canvas:

Get your favorite beverage, here come the process pics:
 Started by doodling a mermaid then re-drawing onto my canvas.
Everything is painted except the added metallic markers
doodled on the fish, lashes and the Stickles/Nuvo Glitter Drops:


I added dots and highlights to her body/tail using green metallic paint:

At this point, I forgot to continue to take process pictures. LOL!
I added rose gold metallic highlights to her hair, stenciled the
fish, used white paint to add the sentiment, doodled the fish with
metallic markers, added Stardust Stickles to her top and Nuvo Glitter
Drops for the air bubbles. There is two coats of DuraClear satin varnish
to seal my painting.


This came out so much better than I thought it would.
(even though the lettering is on a slight slant. Not
too shabby, considering I totally free styled it. LOL!)

One thing that I added a week or two after making this
(last month) was this tiny flower sticker to her hair.

Not so much snark on this, but perhaps a bit of sass!
I hope that you'll join us for our Ocean challenge at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! I look forward to seeing
your make on this in our gallery. For more fun ideas, simply
visit the blogs of my Sisters to see what they came up with,
and leave some commenting love while there. :)
 Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Substrate: 9" x 12" Premiere' by Nicole canvas
DecoArt Media Gesso
Loew Cornell paint brushes
General's Pastel Chalk pencil - beige
DecoArt Americana Acrylic paints: black, white, natural buff, warm beige, cotton candy, coral blush, Irish moss, holly green, tangerine, dragon fruit, cadmium yellow, citron green, sour apple, kelly green, bluegrass green, desert turquoise, sapphire, ultra blue deep
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics: festive green, rose gold
StencilGirl: Mermaid stencil
foam applicator
Ranger: Stardust Stickles
Nuvo Glitter Drops: white blizzard
Spectrum Noir Metallic markers: jade green, blue topaz, green citrine, aged copper
DecoArt DuraClear satin varnish
Sandylion - dimensional flower sticker


Helen said...

Wowsers Chris! AWESOME job on the painting!!! LOVE that mermaid and your gradient background! Super cute! Have a super weekend! ((HUGS)) Helen ... and btw .. I am still not a mermaid, my thighs don't touch! LOL!

Dotty Jo said...

Loving this, Chris! Hurrah, I'm a mermaid, Jo x

Lindsey said...

I am in utter awe of this creation! WOW!!!!

Donna said...

I am sooooooo in love with this piece of art!!!
Even more so because you drew and painted it!!

Mariann Jakobsen said...

Wowsa, this is amazing! You draw and painted it yourself! Brilliant!!! - And I also love the sentiment, LOL!
You're a real artist!
Hugs, from your new follower ;)

JulieP said...

I am truly amazed. This is fabulous. On a personal note....apparently I'm a mermaid. ROFL!

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