4" x 6"
Quick study painted from snapshot taken last summer on Doc's Island, Florida. Doc's Island is actually a forty acre island near Punta Gorda owned by a friend of a friend. We painted there a few times surrounded by chickens, cattle, peacocks, rabbits and plenty of fire ants. This piece of old Florida is for sale and will disappear one of these days to become a fancy gated community or golf course. Painting from life, plein air and direct painting is great if it's possible and the conditions are right. But I have nothing against using photos for reference in painting as long as it's not just copying the photo exactly, but using it as a starting point to create a new reality. I need to write more about this later. 31.1 degrees outside right now here in SW Florida! Imagine that!