(Select) Florida, en plein air

Annually in the dead of New England’s winter, I accept the invitation of my friend Mary Crawford Reining to fly down to paint with her on about about Marco Island.  We started this in 2009, I believe.  The resulting paintings are shown here in reverse chronological order, the latest first.  If you take the time to study them, you might detect improvement in my skill over the years, but also it took me a few years to make a connection with the Florida landscape.  (There are, alas no 2016 paintings because I had to take a part-time, seasonal job preparing taxes instead.)

The above are all from 2015.  Mary and I made it a goal to paint a good sunset from the beach.  The paintings were good, the sunsets left much to be desired in terms of drama!

Marco 2014 No. 13 v.2 (6x12)

Marco 2014 No. 13 v.2 (6×12)

Marco 2014 No. 12

Marco 2014 No. 12

Marco 2014 No. 9

Marco 2014 No. 9

Marco 2014 No. 6

Marco 2014 No. 6

Marco 2014 No. 5

Marco 2014 No. 5

Marco 2014 No. 4

Marco 2014 No. 4

Marco 2014 No. 3

Marco 2014 No. 3

Marco 2014 No. 1

Marco 2014 No. 1

 

 

Two Visitors to Residents Beach

2013 Two Visitors to Residents Beach

Day One

Day One 2013

Farmers Market Musician

Farmers Market Musician 2013

Lanai Sunset

Lanai Sunset 2013

Frangepani Tree

Frangepani Tree 2013

MarGood Park View from the Gazebo

MarGood Park View from the Gazebo 2013

Waterfront Home

Waterfront Home 2013

Dinner!

Six for Dinner! 2013

Mary's Mahogany Tree

Mary’s Mahogany Tree 2012

Papaya Tree and other tropical delights

Papaya Tree and other tropical delights 2012

Bridge over Canal

Bridge over Canal 2012

Corner Cafe (Mango's, in the Esplanade)

Corner Cafe (Mango’s, in the Esplanade) 2012

Corkscrew Swamp -- the Anhinga airing his/her wings

Corkscrew Swamp — the Anhinga airing his/her wings 2012

2011 Banana tree

2011 Banana tree

2011 Conjoined palms

2011 Conjoined palms

2011 Goodland home and boat

2011 Goodland-light patterns cast by ripples in the water

2011 Marco Island Canal No. 1

2011 Marco Island Canal No. 1

High and Dry 2011

High and Dry 2011

2011 Banyan Tree 3/6-3/7

2011 Banyan Tree 3/6-3/7

2010 Rookery Bay

2010 Rookery Bay

2010 Town Hall, Everglades City

2010 Town Hall, Everglades City

2010 Jumpin' Fish

2010 Jumpin’ Fish

2010 Isles of Capri moorings

2010 Isles of Capri moorings

2010 The Orange Catamaran

2010 The Orange Catamaran

[2009 paintings are temporarily unavailable, on a computer whose password has been corrupted.]

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