If this painting comes out well as a watercolor, I might have to enter it in a show! But my intention is to paint a pastel painting after I am done with this and work out all the composition, color, reflections, and issues that might arise - in watercolor first! But, so far, this is looking pretty nice!
As an aside, I want to mention that I always wanted to visit the Everglades in Florida. Last month we went to Florida for a week - our first visit ever. I took many photographs and enjoyed my hikes along the trails and boardwalks of the various parks and nature preserves. Swamps are very complicated scenes to paint though. Every picture I took is of thickets and plants choking every available space. So, it will take some thought on my part to eliminate a lot of extraneous information that is just too much for a painting.
Also, I must note that I am not familiar with this plant life. I feel better doing drawing and sketching first to see if I can portray these subjects well - before I paint them.
The next post will be a continuation of this one.....stay tuned....