These 2 palette knife paintings were done from the dock at Alpine Groves on the St. Johns River Saturday at the close of the event and were the last works to be turned in. A beautiful barefoot girl played the violin while we painted in the warm breeze at sunset. (sold)
Cypress Nightfall was also painted from the dock during the quick draw Friday evening. It was completed in 45min. as a storm approached. A rainbow dropped down into the river and began to move toward us as we painted. (sold)
Persimmon Pearls & Wild Oranges were done the first day of the event at Stetson Kennedy's Beluthahatche house on the river. How fortunate to meet this living legend. You could feel the creative energy. (sold)
Crimson Comb was painted at Beluthahatche. (sold)
Cracker Cattle was painted at the Bailey Ranch, the Needmore Land & Cattle Company where Sarah Bailey was my gracious host. These colorful cows were first introduced to Florida by the Spanish settlers. They look like calicos, black, white, tan, brown, spotted, and splashed with fabulous curved horns. (sold)
There were over 40 artists who created over 250 paintings. It was an amazing event, the history of old Florida, the fellowship with the locals and artists, and the beautiful land that has been preserved by the North Florida Land Trust.
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