The Florida Keys are the kind of place which could supply years’ worth of painting inspiration. Here are a few more paintings of my recent trip to the Keys, based on sketches and photos. They just have a totally different feel from the other landscapes that I work with.
Sunrise Florida Keys
Isabelle’s Place, oil on canvas board
Among the mangroves, Florida Keys
My husband and I were able to take our first winter vacation in a very long time. We chose the Florida Keys which we hadn’t visited for over 30 years. Oh, it was so nice to bask in the warmth of the sun.
Plein air painting of Among the Mangroves, Florida Keys 2017
Among the mangroves, Florida Keys 2017
One of the nicest parts about the Keys is that there are so many places that visitors can pull over to fish…or in my case…paint. The Pentalic Aqua Journal (5 x 8) is perfect for painting broad landscapes. In the first painting, I was sitting in the shade while trying to capture the feel of being tucked away in the mangroves. The photos don’t do justice to the amazing aqua waters but it’s a nice memory.
Plien Air Painting from the park in the middle of Marathon, Florida Keys
Photo from the location I painted from the Marathon park.
The second painting was from a small park in the heart of Marathon. I liked the way the house across the inlet was framed by the pine tree. I took liberties to emphasize the house, actually more than I could really see it. Oh, well, that’s what artists do. Enjoy
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