Saturday, July 27, 2013

Free images of Mermaids for you to enjoy. Illustrations from Antique Children's books and paintings by John Waterhouse

Welcome to you all. It is a nice sunny Saturday. I have a nice glass of iced coffee and felt like blogging. The draft of this post on mermaids has been in my files forever. Today is the day to finish it up and share the wonderful paintings and illustration I have found. Of course I had to find a just a few more images of frolicking  maids of the sea to entice you. So after a few happy hours going in many different directions I came up with a few more. It is so easy to get sidetracked! 
Imagine decorating a scrap book page for a cruise or a day at the beach with one of these. Worked into a collage with the little treasures you found walking on the beach could be a reminder of how much fun you had. Incorporate them into gift tags, inches and artists trading cards. Have fun with them and imagine the salty water and warm sands as you create something beautiful.
Much love to all of you,Louise
P.S.While searching I came across the artwork of Victor Nizovtsev. Several of his incredible mermaid paintings are  at the McBride Gallery. I am providing a link for you because as a living artist his work is copyrighted. Thought you might like to see them.

scanned from an old magazine
The Mermaid by John Waterhouse 1901