I needed a break and decided to do something unconventional to my African series. Most difficult here was to decide what to paint inside Africa's contour. I thought four days about it! I was limited since too much black wasn't allowed around the edge and only transparents could be used for the background. The family asked for a giraffe ... I gave them an elephant (Sunnylady and Romain will be SO happy!). In the end, the family was MORE excited about the elephant then a giraffe so that hurdle was an easy one. Most difficult was getting Africa's shape right with the black gesso. I slipped once with the giant brush so ... sorry Madagascar, your location is a bit ackward. Canvas used was a 16"x20" and most fun was to mix transparents with non-transparents (READ THE ARTICLE!) in order to make the little island with palm trees. One coconut fell too far but that was on purpose to sign the painting more easily. In total, 150 minutes of very relaxing fun!! Please enjoy! PS: I know this painting isn't exactly Florida (although it has palmtrees!) but the intention and technique are the same as Bob's so .... I parked this creation here.