Music of the waves

Dianne Bowell
£1450 Music of the waves A large painting, with texture and layers, this piece reveals more the more you look at it. “‘Why did we never get an immortal soul?’ the little mermaid asked (her grandmother) sadly, ‘I would give up all the three hundred years I have to live in just to be a human being for one day and then be part of the heavenly world!’ ‘You mustn’t spend your time thinking of such things!’ the old woman said, ‘we have a much happier and better life than the human beings up there!’ ‘So I am to die and float like foam on the sea, not hear the music of the waves, see the lovely flowers and the red sun! Is there nothing I can do to gain an eternal soul!’” This is a quote from the original, and very dark tale of The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Anderson, this inspired the painting and the title of this piece. This stunning painting is 76cm x 50cm on deep edge gallery wrapped canvas. There are many, many layers of paint and ink and varnish, the texture is so luscious, wit
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