Diane Mannion, Sarasota Anchorage, 6x6" oil on Gessobord
Beware of Parking in Sarasota
Found a cluster of Light Chasers painters under a shady tree this morning in Sarasota. Nice breeze, pleasant company. A tourist stopped to tell us that said he had a sister that was an artist and she was REALLY good. Set up my easel and painted for about an hour and a half. My car was parked in a three hour zone.
A ticket was on the windshield when I returned! Thought it must be a mistake and didn't read it until I got home. I knew I was well under the time limit. Well.... I was charged thirty-five dollars for backing into a parking space! I had noticed a nice shady spot and pulled in backwards, thinking it would be easier to pull out when I was ready to leave. Never ever heard of getting a ticket for this. So, beware of parking in Sarasota!
A few Light Chasers in the shade.
Photo reference of my view for adding details later.
My thumbnail sketch and notes.