|Starting on Poe Springs|
|Progress on Poe Springs|
The first one is not completed but I work at the High Springs Art Coop and will hopefully finish it, this Thursday. This summer, I went scouting good painting spots in Poe Springs, a beautiful state park just outside the city of High Springs. I took the photo quickly because the mosquitos were thick that day. I found this gorgeous scene at the end of the walking path to the area where you can swim and picnic. I will post the finished painting soon but you can see it's progression here.
The next pic, I call "Approaching Rum Island" is completed and will actually be shown at The Autumn Fest Exhibition at the Suwannee River Regional Library, 1848 South Ohio Ave (Hwy 129), Live Oak, FL., Sept. 8-19. This show is put on by the Live Oak Artist Guild. I will have to pic it up before the Thornebrook Art Festival to have it for sale at the festival.
This painting was fun to do since I took the reference photo while we were coming around the bend of the Santa Fe River and into the boat dock on Rum Island. My husband, daughter, son in law, my fabulous granddaughters and I went kayaking down the river this summer, renting kayaks from my friends at Rum 138 Canoe & Kayak rentals. You will always get a good deal and quality experience from Doug and Merrilee, tell them I sent you!
Rum Island is a beautiful park, off the Santa Fe River, a favorite around here for swimmers, picnickers, painters and river enthusiasts. It has a sketchy past from years ago when rough characters, maybe river pirates, graced it's shores.
|Working on Poe at the Art Coop|
|The Start of "Approaching Rum Island"|
|More progress on "Approaching Rum Island"|
|The completed "Approaching Rum Island"|