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


From the Water, Daily Everglades Painting by Jo-Ann Sanborn

From the Water

Do you remember the Christmas angel who filled my hanging basket with a lush supply of living plants. It's taking off and looks more beautiful each day. I wanted to do something special for that kindly angel. She went on a short trip recently leaving the care of two lovely cats to me. While attending to them, I found a photo on her fridge, and took it home to make a "daily" just for her and put the finished painting on a small easel on her front hall table rather than framing it, for a pleasant surprise. Happily, she loves it!

My daily painting serve many purposes. In this economy they are affordable for anyone who wants to begin collecting original art. They're a great way for me to warm up in the morning in preparation for a larger piece. I can try out a new idea, palette or composition. But most importantly they're teaching me to be a better artist as I work on them at least three times a week.

You can see a my daily paintings and the work of other local artists by coming to the Esplanade this Saturday. The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts will be having their Left Bank Art Show. It's a casual art show without the need for any special equipment. You can show a few pieces of art by leaning them up against the railing. It's a chance to meet the artists and talk about your work. Contact MIFA if you're interested in showing. Put it on your calendar as a fun thing to do this Saturday. We'll be there from 10-4 and hope to see you!


Anonymous said...

Gracious, generous gifts feel as good giving as they do, receiving. What a wonderful way to surprise someone and return a kindness.

You're truly consistent in your painting with regularity that shows your dedication to your talents and skills.

I can learn a thing or two,,,,,,,,

JoAnn Sanborn said...

You're right, much of the pleasure was mine, delighted to find something that might be special to my friend. There's so much to learn, always, and the dicipline of doing the blog is one way for me to keep at it! Your work is wonderful, so I'm sure you've found your own ways.....

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