Wow, this painting was an exercise in endurance. It's been on my drawing table since I think July. There was a two month period from mid September to early November where I was on my pilgrimage in Spain and therefore didn't paint. Combined with at least 150 hours in this work, and there you go. Months. So, I am really glad this painting is completed and I'm happy with the results. I bumped up the vibrancy of the colors ever so slightly because I think the colors in reality were a little brighter than the photo from which I worked. Also, this is a large painting for me, in fact the largest I have done. Normally I work from a 20"x30" board, and this painting is on a 30"x40" board. The size is 22x37. A big area to cover with little brushes. Fun, and satisfying. I'm not sure what is next...I had set aside a duck and turtle painting I had just started to do this, so I may attempt to finish. I'll show something in the next few days. Thanks for coming by.