Monday, January 25, 2010

Three Degrees of Naples Florida

I just got back from a Florida vacation. (Editors was 39 degrees when I arrived, 79 degrees when I left) I didn't do any painting while I was there. But several years ago I did a series of 3 oil paintings for my inlaws Jim and Patt. They are lucky to reside in Naples, Florida. And when Winter hits, doesn't everyone wish they had relatives in a warm place? I just raised my hand. So while I was there I took photos of my paintings. Then I posted a photograph of the location the painting depicts. The first painting was inspired by a photo I took while walking on Naples beach. I always start at the pier, then wander down to these weathered pilings. Today I'm blogging instead of walking on the beach. What's wrong with this picture! The 2nd combo is a sunset view of the pier. As you can see I took a little liberty with the angle and added a big boost of color. I decided God's palette was a little washed out for my liking. And the last painting was inspired by a photo taken at Clam Pass. To get to the beach requires a walk through the Mangrove swamp. Quite possibly the best part of that particular beach. So that concludes today's art tour through Naples. I haven't forgotten about my giveaway. If you want to be included, don't forget to leave a comment on my last post. I'll do the drawing at the end of January. Thank goodness it's almost here. I can't wait for our coldest month to come to an end!


barb bjornson said...

Ohhh Sharon, the pictures and paintings are wonderful to see on a cold windy day in Minnesota. Welcome back.

DJan said...

Nice pictures of your paintings! Glad you told me or I would have thought I was looking at photographs. Oh wait, I am! This is so confusing. You are very talented, you know.

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SquirrelQueen said...

Wow, what a beautiful group of paintings and photographs (I'm really having trouble telling the difference with some). You are a very talented artist Sharon.

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Nina said...

Spam Fairy- Ha!
Sharon- welcome back! Your paintinga are GORGEOUS!!! I love them. Dang! You work magic with paint, lady!!!

Alicia Schwab Illustration said...

Sharon, these are wonderful. I love the board walk painting. I can hear the boards creaking as I walk over them.

Windie said...

Sharon your pictures are just beautiful.

Shawn McCann said...

I remember that path fondly! Great Job Sharon!

Anonymous said...

Awesome textures! I want to be in Florida right now, too.

Mary said...

Your paintings and photos are beautiful!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

They are beautiful and I cannot believe you painted the ones that you did.
I could look at those painting and pictures FOREVER. What an artist you are!