Notes From My Residency Journal
I took these photos in front of Chad and Sarah's Condo before leaving. What a beautiful beach!!
I will have several hundred reference photos so that I will enjoy many happy hours of painting from them when I get back to the studio. What great memories to go with these images. These residencies are such a vital part of my experience as a landscape painter. Only by actually living in an area for a week or more can I really begin to understand the region and it's subtleties. Staying in an area allows me to explore the land and the culture of a region. The more I understand the area, the better the paintings will be later in the studio. I did eight paintings this week. I will do many more over the next few months. I add bits and pieces of Florida to my work as I go to these residencies and my understanding of it grows. After more than 60 years as a Floridian, I still have so much to learn. Thanks to my sponsors, this study continues. Chad and Sarah will enjoy selecting one of the paintings as my thanks for the residency.