Congrats, you got cool badge for this creation in group. This is badge for most coolest art in our group. You can find your art in Badge-COOL folder. This is your 1st cool badge. Collect 10 of this kind and your avatar will be in Cool-Badges folder forever.
I didn't know about your group. I checked it out, and you have some beautiful art work in those portfolios. Thank you for the request, and I am glad my Falcon can be a part of your collections. Thank you for the kind words!
The back ground in natural in this one, but on the green frog painting in places I did a light area of wash, but in all of these the background paper is what you see is what I purchased. It's a rather amazing paper. Look up Amate Bark Paper on Wicapedia, and you will find it has a long ancient history, and is manufactured commercially in a small town in Mexico. It is a really amazing product and hand made.