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new painting...do ye likes pirates n' mermaids???
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Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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Posted: 2008-10-11 09:03 am   Permalink

Just finished this piece for the gallery to add to my "Jolly Roger" series. Pirates and Mermaids are always a fun subject. I decided to put them together in a few paintings since I get so many requests for both subjects. No..this isn't "Tiki", but surely part of the nautical adventures and spirit of the sea that shares many of the same interests as Tiki lovers, I find.

I won't go on on too much explaining this one..it tells a little story in one picture. The idea was that two salty pirates acquire a map that describes the location of a galleon that wrecked in a squall on the jagged rocks of this island many months before. So the journey to the Island to claim the booty.

Surprise!! As the two close in on the little cove shown on the map, they discover they were beaten to the prize!! A small group of youthful mermaids have dragged the treasure chest ashore and are having the time of their life adorning themselves in fine pearls, gold jewelry and precious gems. The pirates, not yet seen by the mermaids are dumbfounded as they "peep" at the site from the shadows of the rocks! That's the way the sea biscuit crumbles!! Finder's keepers! ..or in this case.."Finder's Peepers"

This is 30" by 40" acrylic on canvas. It should be hung in the THOR Gallery in Waikiki by next week in case anyone is Waikiki and wants to "peep" at it. There is lots to discover in the painting.

Have a great weekend!


Detail of a few of the mermaids whoopin' it up
..now there's som nice tail!

SHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..Thar be mermaids about! Typical female tactic!! They always gang up on us poor helpless guys!!

No what the halibut do we do now???


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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2008-10-12 09:59 am   Permalink

Is there an echo in here?

Love it! (Capt'n MadDogMike is a pirate at heart) The translucency of the mermaid tails is great!
"I want you to shake the freak tree and invite anyone that drops to the ground. Dwarfs and giants, magicians, Zulu tribesmen, contortionists, fire eaters... and priests. We're going to need to confess" Freddy Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody

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