I usually don't do work in progress shots but, since I find other artist's fascinating (and it's taking me so long to finish this piece), I thought I'd give it a try. Here is the mermaid at Pacific Grove painting in progress:
Pretty far, really. The bluff will have those lovely pink flowers and cypress trees. I may lower the water line on the rock the mermaid is sitting on to allow for showing more of her tail. My current plan is to do the mermaid with wavy blond hair, which I think will complement the spring-time colors of the piece.