Notes From My Residency Journal
I'll be off on a short adventure to Bird Island on Friday, October 12-14th. Bird Island is a privately owned island on Florida's west coast. It is lovely and peaceful with views of the gulf, the town of Horseshoe Beach and the marshes, my favorite. It is accessible by boat only. I've been invited as part of a painting group by the owner's family so I am looking forward to the opportunity. I got to go there for a weekend in 2009 and I loved it. In October the wild sea sunflowers bloom so I will be able to gather seeds to give away to visitors to my studio. There will be several painters there, so I will spend most of my time taking reference photos and doing small quick paintings. I'll use that to do some larger paintings back in the studio in 2013. This is a special privilege that I look forward to.