"Mermaid" 12x12"

"Mermaid" 12x12"

Acrylic on board. My son asked me to paint him an octopus in black and white. I agreed, if I could add a mermaid! This is the painting that began my journey of using a 2-color pallette.

  • PRODUCT INFO

    This is the first black and white piece I painted (actually Mars Black and MIlky White, for warmth). My youngest son asked me to do a painting of an octopus for him, and insisted I not use color. I agreed, but said I'd only do it if I could add a mermaid to the composition. I ended up really loving the drama and value play required in using only two colors, and I've been painting that way ever since! Thanks, Jack. : )