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Green and Sultry Summers by MelissaFindley Green and Sultry Summers by MelissaFindley
I dream of green and sultry summers, and the light that dapples the damp, still places of home.

I started this painting because I missed Florida. My husband and I talked about it one night, how some people only see Florida as a tourist trap, or a waiting room (waiting to get on a ride, waiting to get to another state, waiting to die). But some of us... some of us love it there, it's in our blood, it's home. That's the way it is with my husband and I. He's been gone from there much longer than I have. But after only a few months living in Missouri, where the winters are gray and brown and cold, I *really* miss Florida. Luckily, what started as a painting about longing is now a painting about happiness: we're moving back in a few months. He found a great job there. Which is good because as you can see, I miss my swamplands.

Oh, and if you're not sure why I've put this in fantasy, look closer. Some people miss the obvious on first glance. Also, it's a good thing my swamp spirit isn't human, either. Cottonmouths aren't known for being the most snuggly of snakes.

Because the size I have to show it at here to avoid art theives is so small here's a couple of detail closeups (still at about 25% of the original size): [link] and [link]

Please, nobody get offended over some body hair. I swear, I've seen models at Abercrombie and Fitch Stores wear their pants lower than *this*.


EDIT:

Holy Crap, a DD! Wow. I thought I'd cleaned out my message center last night and I logged on this morning and went, WTF? Thank you, ~faerywitch and `cosmosue so much for the Daily Deviation suggestion and feature. I love this painting, and I'm so glad so many other people do, too.

Prints, T-shirts, Bookmarks, and other products with this image on it are available here: [link]
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Given 2008-06-15
Green and Sultry Summers by =Mercuralis is gorgeous! The light is spot on, with quality of the soft late afternoon light being diffuse through the cypresses branches. The droplets of water on his body are a great touch that adds to his sexiness and the swamp creatures add a perfect touch for ambiance. The expression of the egret makes me wonder what is the little dragon fly fae telling to this swamp spirit. ( Suggested by faerywitch and Featured by cosmosue )
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ExoticCherryBlossom Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*bangs head on wall* i shouldnt be looking at dat @.@
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EmokoX May 12, 2012  Student
amazing sexy and amazing.
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Jolynn76 Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE LOVE THIS!!
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anacecilia22 Dec 8, 2011  Student Writer
now that is one hawt dude
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He's Lovely Excellent work. :headbang:
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:iconkalara75:
Uhoo he's hot. I like sexy fae man's!
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:iconombajeezus:
you should do some faerie pictures im curious to see what the little one looks like
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BrayonHopper Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Very Nice artwork. I love the symbolism in it.
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