Large Fan and Mermaid

Just finished these last night.  Both are 8″ x 10″, oil on canvas.  In “Large Fan” I experimented with a dark figure and dark background so the fan would stand out.  I wanted to set a mood but not be gloomy – the painting is more about the fan than anything else.  In “Mermaid” I wanted to create a mood of a mermaid (woman) surrounded by the ocean.  I used blues and purples to create the water feel and used red and orange to set off the mermaid in her chair.