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I was born and raised in Florida. After many years of travel, attending plein air paint outs, I discovered that residencies are the best way to explore the natural world I love. Working for an extended period from seven to ten days really enhances my painting experience. I am lucky to have friends and collectors who make it possible to explore the exciting and interesting locations I love to paint. Supporters provide their unoccupied vacation homes or hotel lodging for my residencies throughout the year. I am always delighted to leave an original framed painting for them as my thanks for their generous gift. If you would like to sponsor a residency, I would love to hear from you.
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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Home From the Wekiva Paint Out

Lake Prevatt Path
 

Notes From My Residency Journal
 
 
I'ved arrived home from my journey to Wekiva State Park and Wekiva Island. Looking back on my adventure, I enjoyed painting in the pine stands so much at the state park. It was an excellent learning process for me and it allowed me the best focus I can ever remember at a paint out. I left my paint box set up and ready to use every day behind my cabin, and I needed no time and energy wasting moves to other locations. In fact, the painting was the most enjoyable time I have ever had at a professional paint out.
 
 
I so enjoyed the fellowship and shop talk with old friends and fellow painters during the social times. I paced myself and goofed off on the last two days because I had worked with good focus and tenacity for the first four days. That was also an excellent strategy.
 
 
The party was full of glam with catered food from Carrabas Restaurant and an outstanding three piece dance band. At the end of the night, I enjoyed watching many of the painters cut loose and dance the hour away. Some were quite good in fact. Not being a dancer myself, I enjoyed the vicarious thrill of watching them all in action. Fond goodbyes continued this morning as we had a last coffee in the hotel lounge together.
 
 
My sincere thanks to Nina Chatham, Mary Sue, Bill, his sisters and his niece Carrie, the Weinaug family, for a truly well designed and thoughtful event in their beautiful world of Wekiva Island. 

 

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