This week's Illustration Friday topic is "lonely." The mermaid idea just came to me. Maybe she's the last of the mermaids and wishes she could join the people on the boat :0)
With some help from commenters, I realized that I sometimes have a tendency to include too much of the background scene which takes away from the focus of the painting.
So here is a more tightly cropped version of the painting:
Which do you prefer?
Also, this is my 100th post! I feel great to have made it to 100, and I am still really enjoying blogging and the community of artists I have "met" through the blog. Thanks for reading!