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

9/24/08

Everglades Fall, Building Clouds Daily Florida Everglades Painting by JoAnn Sanborn

The Florida Everglades are lush and green this fall, wet, and with all kinds of living things filling every space. Insects are plentiful. Fish, frogs, turtles and alligators inhabit the waters. Mink and raccoon hunt and thrive on the edges of the canals and streams. Owl, shore and wading birds and meadow birds all find food plentiful. Birds of prey, osprey, hawks, and eagles soar above prairies and shoreline. Thick, lush sawgrass waves in the afternoon breeze, meadow flowers thrive and at the fringe the mangroves spring growth has turned rich green.

The Everglades is truly a magical place, remote, wild, and only in the last decade really habitable. Plant and animal life are only beginning to recover from the assaults of the last decade when the great swamp was almost drained and the bird population was reduced to almost nothing due to the feather fashion of ladies hats. As a regional landscape artist who has taken the Everglades as my subject, I urge you to take a few moments to learn more about this area by clicking on the links on the blog. Maybe you'd even want to get involved in helping to save the Everglades for future generations!

Yesterday was the first meeting of the Wet Paint committee of Leadership Marco sponsored by Marco Island Chamber of Commerce. Wet Paint Live 2009 will be held on Thursday, January 29th. Plans are underway for another great event! I'll have more on this later, but in the meantime save the date.

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

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Two days ago your painting looked like "summer".

Today it clearly has an autumn look. I'm ready for it!

Love the cool colors.

Kathy

JoAnn Sanborn said...

Definately a tiny bit cooler today, but you'll be hot, hot, hot when you first get back from frigid ME!

bonnieluria said...

Wonderful the way you incorporate your protective affection for where you live in the unique style of your paintings.

I love how these rich colors show the rebirth of new growth.

JoAnn Sanborn said...

I guess it's just part of being a committed landscape painter!

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