Mermaid's Treasure

This year's MerMay challenge entry. Every May I paint a mermaid for this challenge as I love the subject matter, and I wanted this year's entry to contrast the previous entry. Last year I experimented with something much darker in terms of the mermaid, so I wanted to do something a bit more brighter and colorful here, while concentrating a bit more on storytelling to really bring it together. Overall I had a blast bringing this image to life, and I look forward to create one for next year's challenge as well!