5 layers Resin Painting – Swimming Mermaid

Dimension: 7.5″ Length X 3.75″ Width X 1.75″ Depth

The product contains the artwork itself, a clear plastic easel and a cleaning microfiber clothe

Practice makes perfect!

By now, I am very familiar with painting mermaid (which is what inspire me to try resin art at the first place).  I got a good idea on how to chop them in layers (like body work) and I got to understand how acrylic paint response to resin as well and am more capable to manipulate the paints on resin.  Among all the mermaids I painted, this one is my favorite by far.  Inspired by the amazing artist on Pinterest (I will later on attached the link as well in case many of you would like to buy their artworks), this mermaid has an elegant feel to it.

I do realize that resin art require continuously analyzing about which layer to paint first and how you can create a 3D feel to it.  This is to say that it’s definitely easier to study a picture or know EXACTLY what you are painting before you paint.  So for many of you who may be a beginning like me, I do suggest you to pick a picture you like and imagine how you would chop it in 5-6 layers before you paint.  And practice painting on glass just to grasp a feel of the paint and how it response to all elements around it.

I am not a professional artist, but more like an impulsive one. I love to experiment various art depends on where my mood takes me. My artworks is often one time only art, and I do not take request for order. Mostly because I enjoy taking my time trying to make my artwork comes to life, and I believe the artwork can preserve the energy of the artist especially when they are doing something they love. And that’s why I am only painting something I love. And I will stop doing it when that feeling is gone.

If you wonder how resin art is done like I was couple months ago. It’s definitely a complicated process. Let’s just said that it’s way more complicated art then my comfortable 2D or digital art. While 2D art starts with what you want to emphasize first and work your way back, resin art require you to think ahead before you pour your very first layer of resin. You need to reverse your thinking of 2D art and figure out what you want as background instead of foreground. Each layer of resin takes 12 hours to cure, and you have to hope there’s no cat or dog or debris decide to pay it a visit during process of curing. The paint is hard to stick on the surface, just imagining trying to paint on the glass. And different opacity of paint would decide how 3D the object is going to look. Hope this will help you do all the math. Each layer literally takes a day to finish. XD

At the end, not only I hope you will enjoy this artwork, I also wish you can all find a way to make an impossible dream happens just like I did with this piece of art.

To care for resin:

– Cold water rinse if dirty, wipe with smooth clothes or air dry.
– Avoid place it near extreme temperature (This also means no microwave and no dishwasher please)
– Do not scratch it with sharp edges (such as fingernail or toothpick)
– Though many said that resin art could be used for dry food, I personally would not try so. 😉

$250 USD

Shipping: $50 USD