Sunday, May 23, 2010

Punta Gorda History Park

Cigar Makers Cabin
8" x 6"
Cottages like this were built near the El Palmetto Cigar Company, 1890's-1901, in Punta Gorda, Florida.  This cabin was moved to the history park in 1999 and restored by volunteers.  Distroyed by Hurricane Charley, 2004 and rebuilt again by volunteers.
This pastel drawing was twice the size and almost distroyed because I didn't like it.  Cut it in half to save the bits I liked.  Worked plein air in the shade but glare from cabin's tin roof was blinding.

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