I was commissioned to paint a seascape scene for this painting. I recognize it as my style, but it is not something I would paint on my own. My paintings are dark, moody, and have multiple meanings. I actually enjoy making this painting. It was a challenge to change my style a bit. My paintings are usually smooth, velvety; without texture. The pelican was fun to paint because I hadn't tried to do texture before. I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but I think I got the looks of feathers down. The palm leaves weren't that difficult, pretty much same approach as rose petals. For the palm trunk, I decided to keep it simple. Over all, this painting was a good learning experience for me.