12"x16", 2011; framed as viewed
An original oil painting on hand-gessoed hardboard; professionally framed, ready to hang.
This coastal scene depicts a quiet afternoon on a secluded shore... as the winds start to pick up; and the gulls and other shore birds come to feed.
This region of coastal Florida has attracted artists forever... and is home to many artist groups and communities. The area is a wildlife artist’s dream: to paint in secluded exotic and pristine ecosystems teeming with tropical flora and fauna... and is my new challenge for a series of larger studio paintings… as we are just upriver from where the famous Florida Highwaymen lived and painted in a style sometimes referred to as the Indian River School.