New Mermaid painting tells a story

"SECRET GARDEN UNDER THE SEA" is 36x48" thick gallery wrap mermaid painting. I had a vision/dream of the actual scene several weeks ago, and stewed about it for days before doing sketches and starting. Then the real work begins trying to realize the original inspiration. As I painted, new ideas arrived like adding the seahorse and more fish. This mermaid is enjoying the beauty and fish as she rests in a seaweed garden. The rays of sun above the ocean stream down on her, highlighting her hair and sandy bottom..
“SECRET GARDEN UNDER THE SEA” is 36×48″ thick gallery wrap mermaid painting. I had a vision/dream of the actual scene several weeks ago, and stewed about it for days before doing sketches and starting. Then the real work begins trying to realize the original inspiration. As I painted, new ideas arrived like adding the seahorse and more fish. This mermaid is enjoying the beauty and fish as she rests in a seaweed garden. The rays of sun above the ocean stream down on her, highlighting her hair and sandy bottom…
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