This is my newest watercolor painting, ‘Song in the Clay Springs’. The painting setting is the Clay Springs in western Seminole and northwestern Orange County. Today commonly referred to as Wekiva, or Wekiwa, Springs.
This is being commissioned by, Orange County School board member, Christine Moore to hang in the halls of Clay Springs Elementary School.
This painting includes the famous Bridal Palm at Silver Springs State Park, here in Florida.
This painting will be available as a print soon.
The setting for this painting is Silver Springs in Marion County, Florida. I’ve set the board up for watercolor. Paint to be applied next!
This will be available as a print through Swampy’s Florida.
Today colleagues are participating in #DrawSnoopy in celebration of Snoopy’s birthday. I thought I’d participate and add a Florida twist. If you don’t know, this is typically how everyone is welcomed to Florida!
How about some more cartoonists jumping in with your version of the beagle. Love to see some of my comic book friend’s version. Ah, imagine a Jack Kirby Snoopy. 😀 Even if you don’t draw, give it a swing!
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
The first three in the series of ‘The Loner’ does a great job with having some of the most complex plots of any of the Johnstone Clan books. This one leans in that direction and then comes apart midway through as the book settles with multiple bad guys and the good guy. I expected far more as the book developed, as in the previous books. Instead, the hero continues with an odd masquerade. The disguise is unneeded at a point and he could have accomplished his goal. Instead, the there are explosions and shootouts. One “instead” can be OK. Two are too many.
The characters are too much like others earlier in the series. Unfortunately notches below the earlier ones. The hero playing his own spy, slides away from the build up in the previous three books and acts more a specter of portrayals of Smoke Jensen.
The setting is sparse as a chunk of the book takes place in a loosely written hideout that is described at being complex, but not well explained. One part very clunky throughout the book involves a tank. The part hard to understand is the ease with which this tank is moved through the story. The tank is described as massive, but the movement seems more of a feather.
Disappointing entry in the series. Worse of the four books.
Bottom line: I do not recommend this book. 4 of 10 points.
After a few days feeling rotten due to some tummy trouble, I’m veering back into a pile of work that needs tackling. One is a painting from the special offer I offered for a few days this past week. As the last painting I posted this one also involves a Florida black bear, a flock of birdies and a setting along the Ocklawaha River in north Central Florida. Here are the pencils.