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



In the Everglades this time of year water is everywhere and we saw a lot of water during yesterday's visit. This is just as it should be, because summer is the time that this vital watershed recharges itself and sends a flow of fresh water into the Southwest Florida estuaries. Differences in elevation measured only in inches mean this water will eventually find it's way into our coastal estuaries, flushing the fish nurseries so important to our food chain. Every afternoon the thunderheads will build and the flow of fresh water generated and slowly moves to the sea. Water will be abundant until the thunderstorms gradually decrease mid-fall, and dry season begins.

Today's painting is an often visited small wetland area. Sometimes the water seems to be barely moving, but this time of year there's a rush to seek lower ground. It's at it's peaceful best at the edges of day, in the early morning or at sunset.

See you tomorrow at the Artist Appreciation Series at Orion Bank on Marco Island at six!

10" x 8" (25.4cm x 20.4cm)
acrylic on canvas
$275 plus $25 shipping and handling in the US
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