Here is my second piece from my "Doodles Revisited" series. A Mermaids Peace.
If you can believe it, I left this piece alone 10 years ago as a basic pencil sketch. (check out my Instagram to see the before and after of this picture @jazmynwhitman) I've seen many of these caves carved out by the waves all along the coast of Monterey Bay. I had visited home for the summer and got this cave sketched out before I went back to Iowa to school. I slowly added to it over the years and visits home but quickly found other empty sketchbooks to fill.
When I first found her again I was heading back up to Monterey for a family visit and really felt the magic of the ocean again. Bringing her to life with color was such a joy. When I came home to my job this piece was an amazing reminder of being outside in the surf. I felt the blaze of the suns last colors on my skin and wished to be out of the office and on the cool rock with her. It was a true escape to fix her up and bring us both alive in the colors.