New Hope Riverbank

This is another spot at Hard Climb Hill. A water snake, which I'm fairly certain was a copperhead was my companion this time. Please let me know if you can tell from the picture if it's a copperhead or not. The snake was a big one and hung out most of the time under an underwater log just below the tree in the painting. I visited a couple of times, so I'm also posting the painting as it was in progress. I liked the reflections of the leaves in the water in the bottom left in the earlier version. Oil on board.  
New Hope Riverbank

New Hope Riverbank

New Hope Riverbank in progress

New Hope Riverbank in progress

Snake

Snake

 

3 thoughts on “New Hope Riverbank

  1. pogoloco
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    water snake– copperheads don’t like water that much. (Herpetologists feel free to correct me!) Can’t tell much about the head in lo-res, but it doesn’t seem to have the characteristic arrowhead shape of a pit-viper.

    Couldn’t you get any closer? 🙂

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    1. Jason
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      I think it was a watersnake too, now. Somehow I feel let down. Harmless. But it was probably too large to be a copperhead and swimming the entire time.

      I was surprised my BlackBerry was able to get this much detail – zoomed in.

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  2. pepe
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    watersnake, wrong color and copperheads would have a bigger head than that for a body of that size. A better photo would help. It is big for a watersnake. They actually look more like a water mocassin, than copper head.

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