This is a bigger canvas than I usually work on, 20 x 24 inches. The focus of this painting are the prop roots of the Red Mangrove from a wading bird's vantage point, or a kayaker's for that matter. These mangroves line the edges of our Indian River Lagoon and provide a safe haven for many a young river critter including many types of fish, crabs, and snails. Since I'm a river rat from way back and have always loved the mangroves, they're in a lot of my art. This is the first time the roots themselves have been the subject of the painting.