Several months ago I picked up these 36x12 inch canvases with the idea that I would use them to create totem paintings of a sort. When I returned from Mexico I knew that I would use them for the animals I photographed while we were there and I'm so pleased with them as a set. I've hung them in my dining room for the present as I would like to live with them for awhile as I may tweek them just a bit...although, looking at them closely there are little details that I don't know if I want to lose, such as the images of cave drawn turtles that I scraped into wet paint. We witnessed turtle hatchlings on the beach one evening and the next we saw a mama laying eggs. The iguana was huge, about 5 feet in length and we saw signs posted prior to seeing him that warned us not to step on iguanas, which my husband almost did after laughing about warnings for such a large creature. And the parrot was a real flirt, he really liked the girls....it may have been the blonde hair. Anyway, terrific memories and an extremely fun creative project.