When I 1st started my journey as a fluid artist. I watched all of my favorite fluid artists over and over again. Trying every time to mimic their results.  As I continued to try to mimic their results, I eventually kinda developed my own style.  This mermaid painting is a combination of what I would say was a failure transformed into to a success. hence the title of this blog post.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. … Your mind can be completely transformed!

So the background of this painting is over a year and a 1/2 old.  I can’t recall all the colors that I used for the background of this painting. It looks like various blues that eventually, what the pour painting world calls, muddied.  It blended into into a blue tone. So I do know that I tried several different fluid art techniques on this painting. My 1st attempt was a pour technique. I actually poured it on and then I tilted the painting this way in and that to get a design that I liked. I didn’t get anything that really jumped out at me. So next I grab my blow dryer and used it to manipulate the paint on the canvas. Wasn’t crazy about that either.  Then I took an inflated balloon to do what is called a balloon kiss.  After it dried I put it away with my stack of what I would say were my failed pour’s.

Fast forward, I was inspired by a picture of a mermaid and I knew that I had a number of blue painting that would work great as a background.  I grab this one and TRANSFORMED it!  Watch the video to see how I transformed this painting into this gorgeous mermaid.

Have you ever transformed what you considered a failed project into something that you were excited about? Let me know below.


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