Acrylic, Airbrush, Oil, Paintings
Rachel Santel Original Oil Painting Kororo and the Letter

“Korkoro and the Letter”

Inspiration & Technique

Drawn first in detail, then painting in a gray scale with acrylics. I added layers of thin oils over it. I used acrylic airbrush for the sky and some of the scales. I gilded the scaled and the ground with variegated gold leaf.

This painting tells a detailed story. My inspiration lies in the mermaid’s name and in the letter. She’s from Japan and has fallen in love with a mortal. He lost his love when he was a young man and has returned every year to the same spot to send her a love letter in a bottle. Korkoro saw him 60 years ago, falling in love. Because he is dying, this is the last letter he will send. The mermaid has retrieved it, saddened by its words.

Related Projects
Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt

Start typing and press Enter to search

blue morpho art for sale by rachel santelcustom portraits by rachel santel