Selkie

26 x 54 inches

 The blue cloth in this paint kept falling down around the model. It bought to mind the legend of the seal people Hebredean Islands,  the “Selkies”  who would live as seals in the sea but could come ashore shed their seal skins (taking care to hide them somewhere on the shore) and take human form.

The legend went further, if you could find the skin of  Selkie woman she would become your loving and devoted wife but if she ever found her seal skin again she would be off back to the sea.