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


Sunflowers, Chad Oliver, and me! New Day daily painting by Everglades Artist JoAnn Sanborn

New Day
5x7, acrylic on canvas

The Southwest Florida environment continues to delight and amaze me. The sea of sunflowers in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, that appear in October most, but not every year, are just beautiful.

I learned about them through the newscast of NBC-2 reporter Chad Oliver, who often covers stories of interest to me and to others who love this environment. I can't seem to upload the video, so here's a link to the page that tells the story and a video of the scene.

Chad also covered the Artist Colony at the Esplanade this week. It was a pleasure to work with him and his cameraman. The segment about the artists was aired several times, but if you missed it, you can see it here. Thanks, Chad!


Anonymous said...

Thank-you for that, JoAnn! I've never heard of this phenomenon and would sure give my heart to experience that beauty.

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Wasn't it gorgeous! What a treat!

Anonymous said...

Nice video and project -- and painting! Wish I could have seen the sunflowers!

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Me, too. I've seen a couple of others, and sunflower fields are just magical!

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