The inking almost done on Bok Tower

Bok Tower

Bok Tower

The hardest part is finished.  This has been a difficult one for many reasons. Firstly, the foliage is quite varied with the pines and hanging Spanish moss  intermixed with palm trees.  Then there are three different kinds of Florida stone used in this art deco, neo-gothic tower.  There is a flat faced coquina stone (which is done) inset between pink marble corners and set above a gray marble base.  There are so many details with the carved screens, friezes, and sundial that the whole thing is way more than you might think of at first glance.  Still, it is progressing well and all I have left are the marble blocks and the walkway.  If not for the Super Bowl and my annual turkey feast, it would probably be finished today.  LOL  Still, I have been glad to let it sit a bit more than usual because of the extra details involved.

Second Commission

Florida palm trees house

Florida palm trees house

When it rains, it pours. Right after starting the Ohio commission, I got another for a Florida house.  Since I was waiting for some color confirmation on the Ohio one, I went ahead and drew up the new work.  There is plenty of landscaping here so the trick will be to show as much of the house as I can and still have the attractive foliage.  The entryway is slightly hidden and I want to make sure it is visible behind the palm trees and shrubs.  I may move things a bit and cut back the palm trees, but nothing major.  It won’t be hard to make this pretty.

The buyer has specified watercolors and wants the gift recipients’ name and town in the corner.  I’ll have to brush up on my lettering skills for that.