Silent Depths by puimun
The idea for this came in two parts. First I wanted to paint sea turtles. This past summer I was able to swim in the ocean with them several times and their graceful movements in the water struck me, like flight.
And secondly, when at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, there was one exhibit where a shark egg was shown. The egg looked remarkably like a piece of seaweed, the better to camouflage. Thus came the idea of these sea maidens....
Details here: http://www.shadowscapes.com/details/turtlesd.shtml