This picture was inspired by the song 'Annachie Gordon' by Loreena McKennit. Everytime I hear the song, I imagine a young princess or the daughter of a rich noble man who is in love with a poor sailor. Every day she sits at the sea and dreams of her love. But her father wants her to marry a nobleman. She is forced into marriage while her love is still far away. After the wedding she commits suicide. The same day her love returns home. When he realizes that she is dead, his heart breaks and he dies, too. While I was painting this picture I was listening to 'Annachie Gordon' and I wanted to draw the moment when the princess is sitting at the sea and dreaming of her love.