Tide Pool, 9x12" oil, plein air, ©Diane Mannion
Caspersen Beach, Venice
Thought it would be a good idea to practice painting rocks for my trip to Maine later this month, and Venice rocks never disappoint. Rocks are not easy to find on Floridian beaches! This morning there was also a colorful addition of red-orange seaweed.
Painted from 7:30am to about 10:00am before the heat set in. Pleasant breeze, two snorkelers and a dolphin swam by. Had my camera ready when a great blue heron walked through this tidal pool... will definitely be the star a larger studio version. And by the time my friend and I left, the seaweed had turned dark brown. Wonderful morning!