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


Nana in her Studio, Spring Morning daily painting by Everglades artist JoAnn Sanborn

Spring Morning
5" x 7" (12.7cm x 17.8cm)
acrylic on Panel

I'm so glad the show season is over, for me at least. It was quite successful but doesn't compare to a few years ago. Still, it was nice to renew my acquaintance with old collectors and friends. Most of them will head north for the summer months and not think about this area at all, but for those of us who live here, it's a wonderful time of renewal.

I'm thinking about a focus for my summer paintings. There are so many aspects of the Everglades and Marco that inspire me. I'm not sure yet if I'll work closer to home or get out a little more. I particularly love the Fakahatchee and the Big Cypress, and have spent many happy hours painting away. I do more studio work now, and would like to get a few large paintings complete this summer. I'll start outside, because that's where my inspiration is, but will take the painting back to the studio for the finish. It's so much easier to work in my small studio when I don't have to think about lugging out the paintings for weekend shows!

Had a wonderful week with the kids. One grandson was able to complete his Cub Scout artist badge by working on projects a little each day, and the little guy did this great portrait of me in my studio as I struggled to finish a NAWA submission in time to meet the deadline! Just made it! Next week will bring another set. Can't wait!


Debbie Lamey-MacDonald said...

Hi Jo-Ann,

I just love children's art! This is so sweet and I see you are smiling in the picture. I bet your grandson was loving being with you in your studio. What great exposure for him!

JoAnn Sanborn said...

We had a great time. Children's art is so revealing. Love it, too! Thanks for your comment, Debbie!

Jennnifer Ziskin said...

You are lookin' GOOD, Nana!

Your Forever Friend......


JoAnn Sanborn said...

Thanks, Jen. It's wonderful to "look good" thru the eyes of a child.

Anonymous said...

Your grandson captured an essence here, didn't he? And with great innocence and freedom. How fortunate to have the influence of a creative Nana to spark his interest.

Kathy Ostman-Magnusen & Dennis Magnusen said...

This is lovely Joanna. It is very soothing and calm. I love it that you posted your grandson's work as well.. Yay!
Thank you for your compliment of "Mr. Magnusen" on Twitter! I have 'stumbled' this page as a return of the favor.


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