Monday, July 20, 2009

Florida Backroads



Arrived on Saturday to a very nice rainstorm. Hadn't seen rain in quite some time. We lounged about yesterday and today took a trip over to Homossasa Springs and saw manatees and a bunch of other wildlife. I sat in the front sketching the gorgeous passing scenery. Lots of trees - such beautiful old oaks! All dripping that romantic looking spanish moss. Lots of horses and cows. Its all so lush and green. Very different from Austin! I am inspired by everything here. There is a great deal of "atmosphere" - a blue haze that makes the distance recede so beautifully.

Above are just a couple little vignettes from my sketchbook. The sunset here at home might be worth painting in oil tonight. Or maybe deep dusk over the pond. I'd better go get ready.

3 comments:

kathrin said...

it s beautyful !

Roxanne Steed said...

Ahh, you are down around the area where I grew up! Enjoy the trip -though it's hot, muggy, & buggy...it makes great swimming weather! Happy painting!

mike rooney studios said...

saw your new paintings in tidewater when i was dropping off today. sweet gallery goers! enjoy hot muggy florida!

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