Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Backcountry Hammock

Backcountry Hammock
12"x16", 2011
An original oil painting on hand-gessoed hardboard;
professionally framed; 2 inch wide gold frame with antique red tones; ready to hang.
This scene depicts a typical Florida pine hammock landscape in the backcountry where silence before the storm attract feeders in the shallow waters close to land; as the hot afternoon wanes on.


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.

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