I love the beautiful colours and shapes of the rocks along the shores of Fundy. It's hard not to come home with my pockets full when I'm out for a walk. I decided to tuck in the sand dollar as I painted because it called for a bit of a 'story'.
Later, when I showed my sister told me one sand dollar myth is that they are mermaid coins. Talk about synchronicity. Mermaids seem to show up even when I think I'm painting something else!
Mounted on a gallery panel, the finish on this original watercolour is a translucent compound that acts as a protective matte topcoat. It seals and provides UV protection without compromising the original colours and eliminates the glare of glass between you and your painting.