I was in a room--like a kids' classroom or a small building at camp. "Space Mermaids" was one of the posters on the wall. I was there in a business meeting with others, as I recall. They worked for a phone company (AT&T, I think.) No one would let me speak & when I finally did anyway, they dismissed my comments & laughed in my face. In the end I freaked on them, yelling, "F**k you! I'll use Sprint!" That seemed to shut them up & I stormed out.
At any rate, the idea's been in my head since then. I was intrigued at the image of mermaids swimming in space, which combines two of my interests; mythology/fantasy & astronomy. Unfortunately, to get the figure 8 effect of the design, I need a tall, skinny canvas, which I don't have at present. Still I figured I'd do a study of it, to see if it would make a viable painting. Here's the result. The light in the lower right hand corner is a reflection of sunlight from the photo process--apologies. I would change a few things, but I'm not unhappy with it.
11x14" acrylic on canvasboard
(Updates: Nov. 30, 2009; SOLD. June 2009; Click here for a larger, more recent & detailed version.)