Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


I was gloriously, happily, delightedly out in the Everglades yesterday, and the light was strong and good and there were paintings everywhere waiting to be painted. When the light is "good" the landscape looks lush and inviting and willing to give up it's secrets to an artist. When the light is bad the landscape is flat, without any depth, and not inviting to paint. Luckily that's not often and yesterday was perfect. Driving back, the afternoon clouds put on a beauty pageant for us and we were treated to the sight of an Everglades mink. You can learn more about the Everglades animals at My Everglades Backyard. It's a good site for children, but I learn a lot too!

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