Sandlin House, 8x10" oil, plein air, Diane Mannion
Punta Gorda Historic District
The Sandlin house, 1890's overlooks Charlotte Harbor on West Retta Esplanade at Harvey Street. James Sandlin came to Punta Gorda on the first train in 1886. In 1909, his daughter burned to death on the porch when a gas fueled iron malfunctioned which may be why the house is thought to be haunted.
My painting spot in the shade
Color block-in stage
Painted on morning of Peace River Painters first annual and fabulously successful Quickpaint... I was the judge! More photos and report on the Peace River Painters site.