12"x16", 2011; framed
An original oil painting on hand-gessoed hardboard; professionally framed; ready to hang.
Along scenic banks, sluggish rivers and creeks slowly wind inland in long and easy curves bordered by marshes and woody banks with many overhanging tropical palms and fragrant flowering tangles. The unusual coloring in the vegetation is astonishing and highlighted by the many wading birds that feed regularly in this semi-tropical landscape.
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.