Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sarasota Anchorage

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.

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