Wednesday, August 28, 2013

En Plein Air Today: Salty Sam's Marina, Fort Myers Beach

Oil 9 x 12
I went to Fort Myers Beach this morning and drove around Estero Blvd.  I was a little confused because before I left home I thought it was Continental Ave, but I saw only Connecticut Ave.. There was nothing to paint. The view of water was blocked by vegetation, so I stopped by on beach across from Connecticut Ave. The view on the beach was too commonplace, sort of like Hallmark cards. Therefore, I decided to go to Main St. again. I meant to paint Salty Sam's I saw the moment I got there. It was a hazy purplish blue silhouette with trees, everything blurred into a large bluish chunk. I knew the view would soon change drastically, so I set up quickly on a narrow dock. As I expected, the sun would not wait for me. When I had my things set up, what I saw was different. The sun had already shed light on the tip top of something. I was painting out of effect of my first impression but had to compromise it with what was in front of me. Salty Sam's building was kind of colorful. the top being yellow while the bottom bluish emerald. 


  1. I really like the colors of the building and porch! Great job on those palm trees too.

  2. Thank you, Cathy. Are you painting recently? Say hi to harry for me.


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