It was a glorious fall in Florida. The weather seemed to change so slowly and it seemed to my artist eyes that the leaves stayed longer on the trees in more color than I had seen in previous years. It was great to get out and explore, watching the changing landscape to the calling of the Sandhill Cranes as they arrived during their winter migration. The prairies exploded in both soft and brilliant golds, rusts, browns and violets and a bush I have yet to identify carpeted the landscape with bouquets of ivory! I am now finishing several prairie paintings which will be hung during the big event at Prairie Creek Lodge on February 25 as part of the Six Artist Six Prairies project. The artists in the project will be painting on location and our paintings will be sold. We have offered a portion of the sales to support conservation, in this case the Alachua Conservation Trust, hoping to help them with their worthwhile endeavors.
Despite my efforts to trim my calendar events, this year brings three invitational plein air painting events, two teaching weeks, a couple of residencies and a major three person exhibition in November. I must say that I am looking forward to each of them! Stay tuned, I’ll be uploading new images as my paintings are completed and I’ll write about my journeys on this page.
Happy 2012 to each of you!