Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Salmon Cariad

This was from my very first book,"A Bag of Moonshine" by Alan Garner.
I was delighted to find that I still have the original painting.
Cariad is "sweetheart" in Welsh, and after a pretty unpromising start, when she tries to drown him, these two end up living happily ever after.


Sadami said...

Lovely work that gives me hints how to handle light under water(*when I swim at an ocean pool, light is so attractive like your work). I enjoy a humorous face expression,too. Thank you.
Kind regards, Sadami

Anonymous said...

Your representation of the mer-person as having two separate legs with toes is fascinating! Is this a Welsh tradition or the product of your own design? My sister dearly loves water creatures of all permutations so, naturally, I am curious.

All the best,


PJ Lynch said...

Hi Sadami and Aladine
Many thanks for the kind comments.
As far as I remember the text has the salmon transforming into a girl, Aladine. It has been many years since I have read it though.
Like your sister, I also love the whole area of merpeople so I should do some more pictures on the subject.
All the best