I really like how this painting turned out. The size, the squareness, the wood block it is mounted on so it can stand on a table or shelf, as well as be hung. Pelicans are such characters! This guy was actually in rehabilitation at Flamingo Gardens.
I like squares but they have always been hard, or expensive, to frame. So the wood block was an alternative for me. But there are challenges with the blocks as there is a lot of work involved in mounting the paper onto the block and finishing it off. There is also a lot of waiting for each step of the process to dry. I like the effect of the varnish over it, but again, lots of work. Consequently, I’m not sure if I will do many in this format, although I did many of the 6×6″ size. Will have to see!