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


Going my Way? Daily Everglades Painting by JoAnn Sanborn

The morning skies here on Marco Island and over the Everglades can be so beautiful. The light comes up slowly and the colors changes are so subtle that you have to look carefully to see them. Sometimes there are little puffs of clouds taking on the colors of blue, grey, and sometimes pink in a golden sky. Sometimes layers of yellow, pink, green and blue change places slowly as the sun rises. Sometimes, there's a thin layer of bright light right on the horizon, and the rest of the sky filled with dark clouds. But you can be sure that every single morning is unique and different.

JM Turner, a British painter who's rich, voluminous skies have inspired generations of landscape artists is someone that every painter of light wants to emulate. Haldane Macfall, an art critic, wrote of him in 1920 as..."All that is vital in modern art was born out of the revelation of Turner". If you're not familiar with his work take a look and learn more about him. Then sit outside early some morning and watch the morning show in the sky.

Today's painting just wouldn't photograph quite right. My simple camera has trouble discerning between the thin, glaze layers of colors and blurs them rather than defines them!

Going My Way
7" x 5"


Sylvia Jenstad said...

had to stop... love your colours... your sky... so cool

JoAnn Sanborn said...

Hi, Syliva. Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comments! I also enjoyed your work!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Greetings, JoAnn! I'm happy to find you and esp. appreciate your thoughts on the html stuff at the DP google discussion group. Gee what a whole new can of worms I need to deal with now!

BTW, you have some lovely work here at your blog, esp. this piece.

Blessings, Diana

JoAnn Sanborn said...

Isn't it awful. As soon as we think we have it under control the world turns faster. This is especially true of the internet. I really enjoy the DP google discussion group--some real help and some wonderful artists and people, too! Thanks for your nice comments!

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