Drove before dawn to meet an artist friend in Venice, Florida. The sky flickered with lightning, wished I had checked the weather. Set up in a shelter at the edge of the shore in case of rain.
Looming thunderheads swept across the Gulf glowing from the rising sun. Magnificent! Fortunately, they sailed away from us.
It's never easy deciding what to paint in this location... at least a hundred possibilities. But this time, the clouds were the superstars. And for the grand finale, a synchronized flock of pelicans winged overhead!