Sea Mist Handpainted Mermaid Necklace

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Here is my latest hand painted mermaid necklace “Sea Mist”.  She is painted with acrylics on a dreamy turquoise, green and brown Sea Sediment Jasper stone.  This gorgeous mermaid necklace reminds me of the mysterious sea and I love the way her long brown hair blends into the spider web patterns of the jasper stone.

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Pendant height is 6.5cm (approx.) width 4.5cm.  Presented on a beautiful 50cm length beaded necklace with howlite beads, green and teal fire-polished Czech beads, sea green glass beads, white freshwater pearls and shell beads, featuring a lobster clasp and adjustable length chain.  This mermaid necklace would be a stunning piece for anyone who loves mermaids!

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You can find this beautiful mermaid necklace in my Etsy shop here:

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/571717391

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Mermaid & Sea Lion Hand Painted Bracelet

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This week I finished painting this stunning Mermaid and Sea Lion wood bracelet.  It features a mermaid with a long orange goldfish tail and matching flowing fiery orange hair.  She is reaching playfully towards an Australian Sea Lion swimming beneath the teal blue ocean.

This painting was based on my original pencil drawing:

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After I sanded the wood bracelet I traced out my drawing design onto the wood using graphite transfer paper.

I painted the background in teal blues and added some dark and light patterns to show the water shadows from beneath the waves.

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Then I started painting the sea lion using shades of brown overlaid with washes of blue paint to blend it into the background.

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Once I was happy with the sea lion I started painting the mermaid.

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The inside of the bracelet is painted in metallic teal paint which has a beautiful shimmer.  The orange of the mermaid’s tail and hair really pops against the teal blue background.

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This mermaid bracelet is now Sold.  To see more of my mermaid art please visit my Etsy shop:

http://www.etsy.com/au/shop/AMBroughtonArt

See my homepage for more information about my art:

http://www.annemariebroughton.com

 

“Sleaford Mere” Handpainted Mermaid Pendant Necklace

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Recently I painted this gorgeous Mermaid pendant, “Sleaford Mere”.

Hand painted on a lovely turquoise blue and creamy brown Sea Sediment Jasper with flecks of teal green, this Mermaid Treasures Necklace is inspired by one of my favourite locations on Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, Sleaford Mere. Sleaford Mere is a beautiful salt water lake bordered by sand dunes, very close to the coast of Sleaford Bay. The colour of this beautiful lake changes each day, from bright turquoise to stormy green.

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This magical mermaid sits curled up, with her arms wrapped around her beautiful long tail. Her tail reflects the colours of the jasper stone and magical stars surround her long wavy blonde hair. Her beautiful face looks towards us, her soft cheeks flushed with pink. This is a truly magical mermaid treasure!

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Pendant height is 6cm (approx.) width 4.5cm. Presented on a beautiful 50cm length beaded necklace with teal, blue, green and turquoise glass and crystal beads, featuring a lobster clasp and adjustable length chain.

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This mermaid necklace is now sold.  To see more of my mermaid art, visit my Etsy shop:

www.etsy.com/au/shop/AMBroughtonArt

Rhiannon Mermaid Jewellery Box

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This week I finished painting a new Mermaid Jewellery Box “Rhiannon”.  The design of this piece is based on my original drawing “Mermaid Riding a Seahorse”.

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Hand painted on a handmade recycled wood box, this gorgeous mermaid rides upon a royal golden seahorse with highlights of green and blue. Her long rainbow tail of deep purples, greens and blues also has flashes of gorgeous gold. Painted against a background of deep black, the colours of this piece really shine.

Inside the box is also painted black, with a small round mirror on the inside lid, and lined with black soft faux felt so you can keep all your mermaid treasures safe! Box is sealed with high gloss lacquer for protection.

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Box dimensions (approx.): 21cm x 14cm x 7cm. Features gold coloured brass hinges and clasp. This is a stunning one of a kind box!

Here is the link to this item in my Etsy shop:

http://www.etsy.com/au/listing/515150990

Visit my homepage:

http://www.annemariebroughton.com

“Almonta” Mermaid Hand Painted Sea Sediment Jasper Pendant

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Presenting the newest mermaid pendant in my jewellery collection, “Almonta” Mermaid Hand Painted Sea Sediment Jasper Pendant.

Painted with non-toxic acrylics and sealed with water-resistant high gloss clear lacquer varnish for protection. Pendant is approximately 5.5cm in height (not including bail) and approximately 4cm wide.

A beautiful nouveau style mermaid floats in the turquoise blue sea, her long blue tail curling with the shape of the stone and her long hair flows into the cobweb patterns of the sea sediment jasper stone.

This is a very special one of a kind hand painted mermaid pendant on a blue and brown sea sediment jasper stone with 100% sterling silver trim and bail.

Available now in my Etsy shop:

http://www.etsy.com/au/listing/508550106

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To see more of my art please visit my homepage:

http://www.annemariebroughton.com

Serenity Mermaid Hand Painted Box

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Recently I finished painting this beautiful green mermaid wooden keepsake box.  This new design was based on my original mermaid sketch from November last year.

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The box was made of light weight wood and needed some sanding and wood filler – (and more sanding!) before I could start painting.  I used graphite paper to transfer the mermaid design on to the top of the box and started by painting the gold circle background.  The mermaid itself came together quite quickly and I was really happy with the colours and style of this piece.  This is the first time I have painted a mermaid with long flowing white hair with green tones and I think she turned out beautifully.

The majority of my time making this piece was taken up with painting the entire outside of the box viridian green and the inside of the box ultramarine blue, which needed several coats and was a little tricky to paint around the circle.  The inside was also decorated with gold painted starfish and faux velvet flocking, plus a small round glass mirror.  The whole box was given endless coats of high gloss varnish, which took several weeks as I had to wait for the varnish to dry in between each coat!  In the end it turned out to be a stunning little box and will be a lovely place for the new owner to store their collection of special mermaid bracelets and pendants!

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This mermaid keepsake box is now Sold, thank you.

My Etsy shop is here:

http://www.etsy.com/au/shop/AMBroughtonArt

My homepage is here:

http://www.annemariebroughton.com

“Mermaid Swirl” Handpainted Sea Sediment Jasper Pendant

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Happy New Year to everyone!  To celebrate the start of 2017 I have a beautiful new mermaid pendant “Mermaid Swirl” available in my Etsy shop here:

http://www.etsy.com/au/listing/488615350

She is painted on a green and brown Sea Sediment Jasper stone (approx. 5 cm high by 3.5 cm wide) with 100% Sterling Silver bail and trim.

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This painting is based on a new mermaid design I sketched this week.

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“Night Sparkle” Handpainted Mermaid Shell Pendant

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Special Sale Notice!  This gorgeous blue original handpainted mermaid shell pendant will be available to purchase tonight.  This is a miniature mermaid painting in acrylics on a 6cm high shell pendant with 100% Sterling Silver bail.  The painting is sealed with high gloss varnish.

Due to recent changes to Australian Customs export rules I am unable to post any more nautilus pendants overseas unfortunately so this will be for sale to Australian residents only thankyou.

The link to this listing is here:

http://www.madeit.com.au/Main/Item?itemId=1180443

 

“Sea Flower” Handpainted Mermaid Bracelet

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This beautiful mermaid bracelet was painted on a plain pine wood bracelet using acrylic paints and finished with numerous coats of high gloss varnish.  She is based on my original drawing of a mermaid with an anemone halo and a filigree tail.

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I altered the design to fit the width of the wood bracelet.  It took me some time to settle on a colour scheme, and I made many changes over the course of the painting.  The background seaweed and corals also changed as the painting progressed.

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The tail was very detailed and time consuming to paint but I’m really happy with how it came together.

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This mermaid bracelet is Reserved.

To see more of my art please visit my homepage here:

http://www.annemariebroughton.com

And my Etsy shop is here:

http://www.etsy.com/au/shop/AMBroughtonArt

Thanks for looking!

Custom Baby Mermaid Portrait Drawing

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This week I finished a beautiful soft sleeping baby mermaid drawing in graphite, using mechanical pencils, as a custom commission for a lovely Mum of her gorgeous baby daughter. I’d previously drawn a portrait of my own daughter as a mermaid, which inspired this commission.

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To begin I was supplied with several photographs of the baby girl asleep.  Due to the position of the sleeping child it was necessary to combine several elements from each photograph into one drawing and I had to “imagine to life” the body shape and posture.  To help with this aspect I took extra photographs of my own daughter lying in the same position, which I re-scaled to fit a younger child in the drawing.  Once I had the general body shape and position I was able to work on the shape of the mermaid tail.

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I aimed to make the swirls and the trailing length of the mermaid tail a nice counter-balance and a flowing visual contrast to the horizontal length of the sleeping baby.  Once the outline was sketched out, I traced it onto the final piece of paper, which also allowed me to tweak the layout of the mermaid to be more centered on the page.

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Using the photographs as a reference I began to sketch the details of her face and work on shading the mermaid scales.  I find if I can capture the likeness in the face to begin with, then the rest of the drawing comes together more easily.

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The most time consuming aspect of this drawing was the tail and the scales which were all hand shaded with edge highlights.  I added darker shading afterwards to show shadows and to bring out the roundness of the tail.  I like to use an eraser to cut back into the pencil shading and create highlights on the skin and scales.  I also cut back into the pencil shading on the tail to create the fins and tail flutes, so they appear to be translucent.

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This was a challenging but beautiful custom commission and I am really happy with how soft and sweet this one turned out to be!  All in all it took about 2 and a half weeks to complete this detailed 8×10 inch portrait.

If you would like your child to be transformed into a sleeping mermaid, please send me an email:

info@annemariebroughton.com

Commission information can be found here in my Etsy Shop:

http://www.etsy.com/au/listing/464763926

My homepage is here:

http://www.annemariebroughton.com