Guys, I took a picture of a magnolia grandiflora several years ago. Matter of fact, I have it on my FB page as my profile picture for awhile.
Today I found a box was outside my door and on opening the box I saw that my dearest friend Mary had mailed me an actual painting done by her husband of that very picture taken by me.
It is a faithful and beautiful rendering and I am HAPPY. I will wait till I come back and then I will go find a proper picture holder and hang it in a place of honor in the living room.
I took a picture but even though I did not use a flash of course, still I need to go out with it and try again in natural light. I did not do the frame justice. It is a distressed wood and dark but in my poor picture it looks lighter. I'll fix it tomorrow.