“Now what does she want?”

It’s been ages since I painted on wood! This is gesso, watercolor, pencil and shellac on 1/4″ birch plywood. (The water and fish are painted with shellac, so they’re shinier than the background… wish it showed up better!)

It’s based loosely on “The Fisherman and His Wife,” (Grimms’ Fairy Tales).

When I was young I read this book over and over… I’ve been meaning forever to paint some of the fairy tales… they are both romantic enough and “grim” enough to satisfy the adult me!