Painted for my father's 70th birthday.
I struggled to know what to paint for my father, for his interests are vast. I decided to paint what I liked, and thought he'd like it anyway.
I decided to paint a mermaid, as mermaids have been a love of mine since childhood, and painting her as a redhead was with my favorite hair color. I included the doll to represent the doll that I sculpted and released to the collectible doll market, her name being "Elizabet Bizelle". The mermaid and the doll in my art are two things that my father would strongly recognize as loved subjects by his son.
I have the mermaid in thrall looking at the beauty of the doll, and have her hand caressing the dolls legs, as she being a mermaid has no legs, but a tail, and it seems there is a fascination that some mermaids have with legs.
My father loved it.
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