Monday, May 21, 2012
A few weeks ago a plein air painter friend and I explored a new area along Highway 41 South. We were able to set up in an observation platform which afforded a grand view of the Everglades. As we worked, water birds flew in to feed in the shallow marshes below us. There were herons, egrets, coots, and even Roseate Spoonbills. It was a beautiful morning to be alive and doing the thing I love most.
For some reason, we lost track of each other. The good news is that I have been out painting every week with quite a few results. Also, I have added paintings to a website. Visit www.marymoran.fineartstudioonline.com. Many of these are also at Dennison-Moran Gallery, 360 12th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
A few days ago I drove out toward the Everglades to photograph the wonderful summer cloud formations. When I saw a good "photo op" I pulled off the highway and found myself at the entrance to an airboat ride concession. The views were magnificent, the manager very friendly, and soon I was set up and painting. I finished about the time a shower came across the sawgrass. When I stopped by the office to thank them I was invited to go along on an airboat ride. What an exhilerating experience it is to soar smoothly across the top of the water, crossing lakes and passing through mangrove tunnels! I will remember that glorious day every time I look at this painting. It is already hanging (though slightly wet) in Dennison-Moran Gallery and can be yours with one phone call to 239-263-0219.