I decided to do another mermaid before I realized how popular mermaids had become with other fantasy artists. They're everywhere now, and a frequent subject at IlluXcon. I wondered what color of skin a mermaid would have before I started on the finish. Would she have a color that camouflaged her from predators in the sea? Or would Mer-people be the top fish in the ocean? Maybe her skin is green simply because of the filtered light from above. The original is 7.5" by 5.25", oils and graphite on shellacked acid free bristol board, mounted with archival boards and materials, and matted to size 11" x 14."