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


Art Talk, Gold Rush Daily painting by Jo-Ann Sanborn

One of the things I really enjoy outside of the studio is Marco Island's Artist Tabletalk luncheon. We're a group of professional artists who meet once a month to talk art. Yes, only art! We try to have only one conversation going at the table at a time. Not easy, but each artist around the table takes a few minutes to tell their news. It could be an award or an honor, experiments with a new media, comments on struggles and joys in the studio or "en plein air." All subjects are shared and discussed in a lively and supportive manner. After that, if nothing is pressing I try to have a topic or question for discussion that connects us to the broader perspectives of the art world. We usually end with "show and tell" or critiques of our work. The two hours pass all too quickly and we ask about health issues and and families as we leave.

This month I proposed that we take on the challenge of blogger Alyson Stanfield's Art Marketing Salon. It's free, and the only obligation is committment. There were eight people at the table and all jumped at the chance. We'll hold our organizational meeting soon and look forward to learning all we can about this important subject.

Today's daily Everglades painting is "Gold Rush" in honor of all the economic woes of the past week. I had no idea that total panic about finances could be achieved so easily! Real? Yes. Scary? Yes. Can I do anything about it? No! Back to studio for comfort? Yes!

Gold Rush
5" x 7"
acrylic on board
$150 with free shipping and handling in the US


Anonymous said...

Wow. Finally I have figured out how to leave a message without cluttering up everyone's mailbox. Sorry about that!

Another great painting from Joanne. Yo brighten my day!


JoAnn Sanborn said...

Thanks, Kathy. Your messages will always be welcome no matter how they come! Be sure to check out some of the other artists or Everglades stuff when you visit. You can click on them over on the right-hand side!

Anonymous said...

JoAnn- what an appropriate title, and right you are. What's happening is so far out of our control, might as well do what you do that IS in your control.

Another golden sundown beauty.

JoAnn Sanborn said...

Thanks, Bonnie. I love the single palms--they have such personality! Plus, found a tube of my favorite "acra gold."

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