In Finno-Ugric mythology, she is a goddess of the sea described as Andersen's little mermaid, half-woman and half-fish. She lurks on the rocks and combs her long hair to attract potential victims.
The composition had to work in both rectangular and square format. I put a lot of emphasis on lighting and coloring, referring to the maritime paintings in vogue in the 1700s.
Illustration for the 2019 Ultramarine art calendar.
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