Monday, July 23, 2012

Bird Cage Cottage

Diane Mannion, Bird Cage Cottage, 6x8" oil
Took my dog for a walk around Boca Grande this morning, a lovely island only minutes away from my house.   Did a few sketches but the mosquitoes were swarming, (a cloud around Shadow's head), so took lots of photo reference and finished this in the studio.  Even though this cottage wasn't the most charming on Boca, I loved the name on the gate... The Bird Cage.  And while driving off the island, a helicopter was just about to spray the area for mosquitoes where I would have been painting. Phew!  Close call.  Another danger of plein air painting.

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