Friday, January 22, 2016

Sandlin House

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
The View
Notan style thumbnail sketch to "see" dark and light pattern
First stage on pre-toned yellow background
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. 

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