Sea Grape Tree in the Dunes

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I painted this little Sea Grape tree in the dunes of Lido Beach, Sarasota. It was a very cool day (7 degrees C) and very windy. I had attended a painting demo, and decided to stay to paint. It is unusual for me to paint in the afternoon, but the sun threw a rosy glow. So I found a spot tucked out of the wind to paint. I loved how this little tree reached for the sky. I wanted to paint the beautiful colours of the tree and the shadows across the sand.

11×11 oil on birch panel.    SOLD

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The Wild Shore

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This was painted looking across the channel to the North tip of Longboat Key. The channel has a huge current and the boats pass from Sarasota Bay into the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. On the near shore , on Coquina Beach, are remnants of a huge wharf.                            Oil on birch panel 11×14

Florida Paintings

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Saint Armond’s Circle, Sarasota 11×14 oil on birch panel

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House on Anna Maria 11×14 oil on birch panel

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Pond at Ringling 11×14 oil on birch panel

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After Irma , Pier on Anna Maria 11×14 oil on birch panel

Banyan Trees

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Banyan Tree 2 Ringling  11×14 oil on birch panel

I truly love these giant trees. Some cover 1/2 an acre or more. They have mysterious shadows and dark spaces, and roots growing down, and shoots growing up. I wanted to paint the mottled shadows and the wonderful patterns looking out to Sarasota Bay.

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Banyan Tree 1 Ringling 11×14 oil on birch panel