Destiny’s Cove Pirate & Mermaid Hand Painted Bracelet


This week I finished a new painting project for a wonderful customer in California, a romantic pirate and mermaid bracelet.  This was a new challenge from a design perspective, to have two figures in one small painting, and I spent some time researching pirates and tall ships before completing the design drawing! 🙂


I tweaked the size and the location of the pirate ship in the background so I could fit it on the width of the bracelet and used graphite paper to transfer the outline of the figures and details to the bare wood before I started painting.

The inside of the bracelet was painted with gold and the sea was painted primarily in greens with highlights of blue, to match one of my previous green mermaid pendants.  I focused on painting the mermaid first and capturing the shine in her hair using shades of gold, brown and yellow mixed with white.


Then I started painting the pirate and the beautiful mermaid tail.



After painting a few more details, like the tropical corals beneath her tail and some flying seagulls in the sunset it was time to give it several coats of high gloss varnish.



This piece is now Sold and is destined for a special red carpet event next year 🙂

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Magic Under The Sea II Mermaid Bracelet

Magic Under Sea II

The latest mermaid bracelet in my collection “Magic Under The Sea II”.  This piece was developed from my initial design (below) based on a photograph of my daughter.


The outline of the mermaid and seahorse was transferred to the surface of the plain wood bracelet and the background and inside of the bracelet was painted in a gorgeous aqua blue.



Her face, hair and torso were painted first, then her mermaid tail and the seahorse.  The background was filled in with a variety of sea corals and anemones in bright tropical colours.

Gold stars surround the mermaid and seahorse, showing the magic of their friendship.  Above them the water ripples sparkle in the sun.  The whole bracelet was sealed with multiple coats of high gloss lacquer.

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