I was interested in painting something a little outside of what I normally do, whatever that may be. Acrylics and ceiling tile once again. I really enjoyed doing the bubbles, free-hand, along the outside edges of the mermaid. I'm not entirely satisfied with the shading throughout the hair, it's a little too aggressive. Enjoy!
I've used acrylics before, and enjoyed using them, but I've never fully appreciated the medium before this painting. I came across the idea for the composition while flipping through an issue of Juxtapoz. "I paid the light bill so I could see your beautiful face.", was the small caption on the bottom of an advertisement; graffiti surrounded the lettering. I thought the caption was rather ingenious. I laid out a design and began painting. I was limited in the mediums I could use, considering my canvas was a ceiling tile. I considered working in watercolors, seeing as how I've used it before on this type of canvas, but grabbed the tubes of acrylic instead. All together the painting took about 4-5 hours to finish.