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


Autumn Mood by Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

Autumn Mood, 2013, Jo-Ann Sanborn
oil on board, 7"x5"
I'm in an Autumn frame of mind. There's definitely a chill in the air this morning.    The coolness is welcome after the abundant rains of summer and high humidity with little relief. A change in the weather might prompt a change in energy levels.  Fall is a great time to paint en plein air, or to just take a walk in nature to absorb inspiration. 
Thanks to all of you who supported me by coming to the 20 year anniversary of my painting the Everglades.  It was a great party, and YOU made it so.  It's always so nice to see you, and to hear about your travels and your families.  Each of you means so much to me.  If you weren't able to come, just stop in when you are on Marco and I'll have a special little gift for you.   
I've had a busy week couple of weeks, working to finish up a couple of commissions, and starting some new things.  I also finished painting a bowl for the Chamber of Commerce's "Souper Bowls."  The event, which will benefit scholarships for Marco kids isn't till February, but getting the bowls painted and glaze-fired takes time.  We're passing around the little pill vials of paint, too.  You'll be able to purchase your choice of bowl and enjoy soup made by local restaurant at Mackle Park on the Saturday before Super Bowl Sunday.  Wish I had thought to take a "pre-fired" photo! 

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