Yesterday I went with Matt, my sister Amber & her husband Chris to Wekiva/Wekiwa Springs park (click HERE to see what this lovely place looks like!)! We went canoeing through the spring & river/bayou there, it is amazingly green and beautiful. We were right alongside alligators (even a really big one!) and turtles and snakes and all kinds of wildlife. The alligators really don't even seem to notice you when you go by. We also went hiking on a crazy long beautiful trail that went all through different kinds of Florida wilderness. We only saw two other people on the trail, and even in the springs/river there were hardly any other people. It did rain on us a lot, lol, so I kind of got soaked, but I had an amazing time.
That big painting is gone! I sent off that giant commission in the mail today. My house feels kind of empty without it. Laura (the customer) is very happy with it though, so I know it is going to a good home. Man it is huge - check it out:
To see more details of it, just click on the LiveJournal cut link below:
It really is a beautiful painting, lots of detail. More work than any other commission I've ever done and certainly the BIGGEST! No prints on this one, sorry folks!
I'm off to scan in a sketch for a new commission, and then I might get some more painting this afternoon - not sure yet, I'm so swamped with other stuff right now it's crazy!