Friday, August 2, 2013

En Plein Air: Shell Point, Fort Myers, FL

Today I went with Fort Myers Beach artist group to Shell Point to do plein air painting. Shell Point was a gated neighborhood on the Caloosahatchee River. It was a beautiful self contained subdivision with almost all kinds of services inside, even a church. Since it was so close to the estuary of the river, when I was painting, I saw in its brackish water dolphins and manatees. Of course, it was not the natural country scenes I usually painted. However, I thought the palm tree trunks sort of expressed an interesting kind of rhythm.

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