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


Prairie Party, daily painting by Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

Prairie Party, 2013, Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on board, 5"x7"
Mini-paintings are a great way to get started in the morning. You get reacquainted with the paint and the feel of the brushes before starting something larger or more serious. If things go poorly, sometimes a mini is all that gets done for the day! 
This one was done mostly with the knife.  I'm reacquainting myself with the palette knife as part of work on a commission.  You can pick up quite a bit of paint on the knife, and when using several colors the results are unpredictable.  This make for excitement in the unexpected color combinations and a feeling of texture sometimes welcome  in acrylic paintings
I'm also paying more attention to the palm trunks and necks.  They are providing me with a surface opportunity for pattern and color that I have only recently utilized.  You'll see several more paintings in this style in the days ahead.
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