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


Time for a Dip, Daily painting by Everglades artist JoAnn Sanborn

Time for a Dip
6" x 6"
acrylic on Panel,

When out on the water near Marco Island and the Everglades, one of the joys of boating is that you can just stop and take a dip in the gulf when you want. The temperature has warmed up nicely now, inviting you into the shallows. The building clouds are no threat since you know from experience that the late afternoon storms are hours off. We've had some days just like this lately, and will have them all summer long.

It's a time of renewal for the South Florida environment. The land becomes even more inhospitable, with swarms of mosquitoes and mucky, swampy trails. The afternoon rains can be torrential, flowing across roads making access difficult. Yet the drama of summer in the glades can be a great inspiration, and I'll see some of the most beautiful scenes of the year.

For me it's a time of renewal, too. Its a time to reacquaint with busy friends, go to places too crowded in season, and to have welcome studio time without interruption. I'm ready!


Anonymous said...

Serene, calm waters, so beautifully seen. A change from your palms that I love so much.

We certainly adapt ourselves in this climate just as the seasonal transitions do.

I always appreciate the similarities in your posts, to the ways of the land here and your deep respect for the fragile place you live.

Gail Zimmer said...

Jo Ann - Enjoy your summer! Charley and I leave on June 2 for summer in Michigan - I hope to paint every week and bring lots of paintings home to Marco to show you -

Take good care of yourself - Blessings - gail

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Bonnie - I'm hoping that in some small way I can show people the value of the land and it's natural cycles. We so need our watersheds!

Gail. Can't wait to see what you bring back! Have a wonderful summer.

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