This sketch was a study for a commission project that Felix completed a few years ago. Felix was inspired to paint these lovely girls as mermaids after visiting the family’s home and seeing them sitting on the rocks. The background was inspired by Japanese woodcut prints. The full moon and the reflection of the light on the water capture the magic of summer evenings by the sea.
If Felix were to paint your family, would they also be mermaids, or does another creature (real or mythical) come to mind? A quick poll of the studio revealed our animal counterparts range from polar bears, to birds, fish and dragons. Let us know in the comments what you would be!