Gray Morning, 8x10" oil, plein air, Diane Mannion
Blind Pass Beach
Painted with friends this quiet Sunday morning on Blind Pass Beach, known to the locals as Middle Beach, located in the middle of Manasota Key. This is one of the cottages in the Hermitage, an "artists" colony that will open it's gates to the locals for a paintout this Friday.
The Gulf was smooth and lovely right behind me. Cloudy, breezy and cool. Watched a dolphin arching along the shore and pelicans fluttering about. Thought it would be miserable painting conditions but it was perfect... didn't want to leave. I don't go to the beach often enough!