This series of artwork by Kim Fonder, Turchese is an exploration of the tones and textures in the color turquoise. This painting measures 12 inches high by 9 inches wide and is framed in a matte nickel and oak shadow box frame. This painting is based on an iridescent pearl background with the color layered on top. Turquoise, the captivating sea-green stone of the ancients, represents wisdom, tranquility, protection, good fortune, and hope. Ancient peoples believed in its profound power to protect, as well as its tranquil energy and its association with enduring love.