You've said before how much you liked Ariel, but I must say you have done some really nice mermaid pieces, and this is no exception. Having visited a few piers, I must point out that the utter cleanliness of this one adds to the fantasy feeling of the image, which is good. The hidden identity of the mermaid, the curiosity and even adoration of the little girl, the single seagull, and other things all strengthen it, I think. On a technical side, I love how you did that close-up on the water, how the real deep greens are hidden there with some brilliant blues that make that mermaid tail stand out and say, "Look at me, I'm beautiful." Nice work! You've done the subject proud, I'd say.