12"x16", 2011; framed (as viewed);
An original oil painting on hand-gessoed hardboard; professionally framed, ready to hang
This scene depicts a secluded area at a nearby marsh estuary... as the last of the wild yellow Florida Irises are just finishing their bloom.
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.