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


600th post! Moonrise painting by Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

Moonrise, Jo-Ann Sanborn
Acrylic on canvas, 15"x30"

Today I"m posting my 600th post!  Since 2007 I've written about my own artistic journey, the Everglades environment that I adore, about collecting art, and the local or expanded arts community.

Who's my audience?  Artists?  Collectors?  Everglades lovers?  Local art aficionados?  Family?  It's a varied group, and I'm grateful for each of you! 

Every artists knows that not every day at work produces a great painting.  This is especially true when you work each painting as though it's a new idea with a new solution.  Sometimes I'm satisfied and they get sold.  Other times they get reworked until there's no life left in them and they get tossed.  Once in a while struggle of reworking brings on a miracle or a new idea or a revelation.  Growth, the goal! 

It's not easy for me to keep up with the technical aspects of the age. I know I'm at the end of the pack and gasping as I look at the hill ahead and try to stay in the race. Still, I've just joined Google+ and love it, and have Square as my credit card, and love it, too. Proof that some old dogs aren't afraid to try something new.

I though about quitting the blog, but I'm not quite ready for that yet.  It's been a journey of discovery and learning, and I've made some great friends along the way.  There will be some changes, though I'm not sure just what yet.

In the meantime, enjoy my newest painting, Moonrise.   And thank you for traveling with me!  


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love your work Jo-Ann and still remember the night I made everyone stop and get out of the car to look at your huge paintings in the windows of that gallery. I can remember it like it was last night! That was 20 years ago or more.
Time flies.....

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

I love that story, Mary and am delighted that we met because of it!

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