Sirens, a new series of paintings.

These paintings represents a new direction in my career. I'm in the process of composing a piece of fictional writing. This story places Sirens, a character…
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a painting of a woman standing on a bridge in the middle of a river with rocks
Cascade, study
Cascade, study 30" X 48" oil on canvas Available ​For information visit ... http://www.mheine.com/cascade-study.html The story point ... A quote from the Sirens manuscript ... "Or perhaps we were just the stream, flowing on, ambivalent to the chaos, looking for the easiest way down the mountain."
a painting of a woman standing on top of a mountain with her dress blowing in the wind
Sirenia, study
Sirenia, study 36" X 48" oil on canvas Available ​For information visit ... http://www.mheine.com/sirenia-study.html The story point ... Dawn of the Siren genus. The visualization of an ancient myth, within the Sirens book ... The volume of Sirenia's mournful song finds a sympathetic ear. Her compassion is the first spark of hope, that two estranged worlds may yet become one. Her sacrifice will prove her salvation ... but there is a price to pay.
a painting of a woman standing in front of a lake with her back to the camera
Convergence, study
Convergence 18" X 24" oil on canvas Available ​For information ... Contact us The visualization of a key moment in my second Sirens book.
a painting of a woman standing on the beach with seagulls flying in the background
Metamorphosis, study
Metamorphosis, study 30" X 48" oil on canvas (limited edition prints and original art available) ... The first painting intended to illuminate the second book in the Sirens series. The story point ... Offspring meets Orphan ... Aerica's dream ... a vision of her potential. But also a metaphor, for the weight of expectation on her shoulders.
a painting of a woman floating in the water
Resurrection
Resurrection 40" X 60" oil on canvas (Available) This is a life-sized rendition, based on "Resurrection, study," an earlier work in the Sirens series. The story point ... A fable among the creatures of Mer, handed down through the generations, tells the tale of the birth of their kind. Persephone was granted the power of resurrection, in recognition of her love and sacrifice.
a painting of a woman standing on rocks at the beach
Whisper, study
Whisper, study 24" X 36" oil on canvas (Available) The story point ... ​Sarah studies the exposed western shore of Village Island. This is the great barrier separating the two worlds that co-exist on a single planet.
a woman with her hair in the water
Chrysalis
Chrysalis 36" X 48" oil on canvas (Available) The story point ... Sarah moves into the shallow water, closes her eyes and waits. The familiar heat of transition begins building, and a wave of relaxation washes over her. Like the chrysalis, evolving from land-locked to airborne, but her metamorphosis will be from sea to land. Evolution or devolution, she thinks – a step forward, or back? That is a matter of opinion, based on where you call home. And that opinion is the seed of prejudice for the
Anarchy 45" X 60" oil on canvas Available ​ The story point ...  ​She can hear her father calling, but she dives for cover in the dense kelp. There’s no time to explain the situation she’s been forced into. Anarchy has the upper hand, and Sarah has no doubt that her father would try to stop her if he knew. This was her fault, and she would make the decision, whatever that turned out to be, then face the consequences. Painting Art, Figurative Painting, Natural Environment
Anarchy
Anarchy 45" X 60" oil on canvas Available ​ The story point ... ​She can hear her father calling, but she dives for cover in the dense kelp. There’s no time to explain the situation she’s been forced into. Anarchy has the upper hand, and Sarah has no doubt that her father would try to stop her if he knew. This was her fault, and she would make the decision, whatever that turned out to be, then face the consequences.
a painting of a woman's face with water on her head
Deliverance
Deliverance 40" X 48" oil on canvas (Available) The story point ... ​This is the myth realized. The hope that spawned their kind so long ago has come full circle, through the generations, to this moment, built on the evolution of empathy. The path of her expectations, so long confused and conflicted, is now clear. From the start, it was never to be her future.
a painting of a woman with her hair blowing in the wind
Deception
Deception 24" X 36" oil on canvas (Available) The story point ... Sarah is numb, blindsided by the depth of deception played against her and her entire family. Her situation is not an accident at all. While she fought for life, others were plotting for power. In the distance she hears her father calling, but she dives deeper into the kelp forest to hide. She needs time to think.
two people are swimming in the water with their hands on each other's backs
Anonymity
Anonymity 30" X 40" oil on canvas Available The story point ... ​Anonymity is a veil to hide accountability. But is she prepared to pay the price, when that veil tears? Has she even thought what that price might be? The question is forgotten in the amnesia of greed.
a painting of a woman sitting in the water with her back turned to the camera
Resolute, study
Resolute, study 30" X 40" oil on canvas Available for info ... http://www.mheine.com/resolute-study.html The story point ... Sirens series ... Sunrise in Turtle Bay. Once again Aerica holds vigil in the shallows. As the bite of the frigid water grows, her hope for this day fades ... but not her will.
a painting of a woman swimming in the water with her arm extended out to catch something
Hesitation
Hesitation 24" X 36" oil on canvas Available for information ... http://www.mheine.com/hesitation.html The story point ... The path of life is simply one moment following another. We control our destiny with what we choose for the next moment. The problem is, the direction we choose, seldom turns out as we planned. This seemingly innocent moment's hesitation will put Aerica's life on a path of no return.
a painting of a woman floating in the water with her head above the water's surface
Emissary
Emissary 24" X 36" oil on canvas Available ​For information ... http://www.mheine.com/emissary.html The Sirens story point ... The frontier ... the great divide between air and water, which stands as solid as a brick wall in our psyche. A wall who’s mortar is fear of the unknown. But in reality, nothing more than a single molecule in thickness, parted with nothing more than a will to do so. Sarah emerges as emissary from below.