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


Outdoor Shows, Room with a View Everglade Daily Painting by Jo-Ann Sanborn

I've finished working on the outdoor art show applications and are glad to see them all in the mail. In another month or so I'll know which ones I'm in and which I can take off the calendar. We're doing only a few shows this year since the daily shows, much enjoyed, are so much work setting up and taking down for the day. This year, construction in Naples will mean longer walks for the car and more difficulty finding parking at all. We're getting older, and a little stiffer in the early mornings. In the studio I'm working on a large commission to be finished in the next two weeks. It's a "committee" piece, always more difficult because a group needs to approve the purchase. It's much harder to please a group than just one person, as our President is finding out. Let's hope for group approval for both of us!

When I finish a small Everglades "daily" painting and get ready to post, it needs a name. This painting answered quickly that its name is Room with a View. What's your favorite room with a view? Hint--while I love getting your emails, this is a clue to add a comment in the comment spot on the blog!

Room with a View
7" x 5"
acrylic on board
$150 with free shipping and handling in the US


Anonymous said...

i still enjo looking for the different "personalities" in your trees (kinda like my umbrellas.) these in particular remind me of myself and my best childhood pal... we were always a bit apart from the playground group!
how silly am i?!

JoAnn Sanborn said...

A little apart? Aren't you still just a little different? Most artists are, and its a good thing!

Diana Pagach said...

Couldn't figure out where the comment spot was, so I'm just replying. My favorite room with a view is right at my kitchen table. Looking out each morning at the lovely, wide, converging canals with the beach condos in the distance is my personal tranquilizer. We can watch the boat, bird and marine life traffic as it passes by - sometimes treating us with a surfacing Manatee or giant jumping ray. Being retired, we often lose track of the days but we always know when Saturday has arrived by the increase in the number of boats going to and from the Marco River. As the day progresses, the wind picks up making the water come to life amid the dancing landscape. Most summer days, in late afternoon as the sky darkens, we watch as a wall of rain travels from the beach across the canals approaching and ultimately reaching our lanai. Usually, by dinner time, when the sun begins to set, the sky becomes a kalaidascope of color, never the same twice. Then, as night approaches, everything stills. The canal becomes a lovely mirror beautifully reflecting everything that stands above it. On many nights, we can hear the soundings of the dolphins as they fish for their dinner and frolic along the sea walls.

In our retirement so far, we've been blessed with the good health, time, and the means to enable us to travel to many places both far and exotic or simply to the homes of family and friends. Each time we return from a trip, it's always both a wonder and a delight to realize how happy we are to be back at our kitchen table! Diana

JoAnn Sanborn said...

Hooray, Diana. You've found the spot and given a beautifully written comment! We are fortunate to live in such a lovely spot!

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