Thursday, May 25, 2006

Florida Light

Florida has a different light than Maine or California. Florida's light is bright. BRIGHT. It is clean, cool, and very bright (sunburn).
Here are some paintings from the first two days of my painting trip. The intersection is right where I was staying. The beach house and 'Purple Bar" are from the town, Mexico Beach. All these paintings were down while standing on the side of the road. I was almost killed by so many big trucks, fire ants, and no-see-ums.
I did not have a car, so my roommate, Mary Erickson, an amazingly great painter, was so kind to drive me around with her. We became fast friends. I admire her work, her wisdom, and her generosity.


saffry said...

If you ever meet a painter from the Georgia coast, swing an invite there too. You'd love it. The marshes between the mainland and the islands turn gold in the fall. And the Spanish oaks drip with moss and resurrection ferns. See.

saffry said...

Forgot to say that I liked the paintings. Just like the LA ones, you bring such light into each scene. And I like the intersection, it feels like you can imagine every vacation you've ever gone on by looking at that road.