The Kelpie is a shape shifting water spirit in Scotland. Usually the spirit appears as a beautiful horse but can also take human form. The legends say that they would lure children to the water and once you touched the creature you would be stuck fast and then taken to the bottom of the lake. Whenever a kelpie's tail touches the water a loud boom of thunder would sound and they were known to warn of oncoming storms.
The original is 8x10 watercolor over ink wash. It is matted and framed in a black wood frame with UV protected acrylic.