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


Camp in the Fakahatchee, part 2, daily painting by Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

Camp, 2013, Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on canvas, 8x10
The little camp had a welcoming air about it as we crossed the footbridge over shallow water and cypress knees.  Although it showed some age the camp was sturdy and sound, build and re-built with quality materials and lots of love.  We were greeted by the maiden already in residence. 
My host had repaired the water tank, so getting that back in place was the first order of business.  It wouldn't fill until the rains came again, so the pump was dry.  But we had brought water along, and made good strong coffee over a gas stove. 

A delicious homemade sweet potato bread and fresh oranges completed our breakfast.  We sat quietly in the  company of the dog and a wild vanilla orchid blooming just off the porch until it was time to walk from the dense foliage around the cabin further down to the tram road past a basking alligator to a nearby prairie.  (to be continued)
Marco Island Wet Paint Live today.  I'll be painting right outside my studio at the Esplanade, so stop by and say hello.  I'll have maps, and some tickets for the auction to be held at the Historical Society's Rose Auditorium at 7.  Hope you can come. 

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