Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


Calm Morning, daily painting by Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

Calm Morning, 2012, Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on archival board, 5"x7"
Still morning, glassy water, crisp pristine air.  Just a hint of moisture, softening the distant horizon.  An anhinga surfaces, fishing for his breakfast and briefly disturbs the quiet.  A fish jumps further down the waterway. 
Today's Everglades painting, Calm Morning, is the kind you can get lost in.  The soft blues are relaxing and peaceful. Some people find a painting like this a refuge from an over-busy mind.   
I'm not calm at all this morning.  There's a bevy of electric company trucks outside because the old electric system finally failed on Saturday, causing many hours of outage to my dear neighbors and I'm on a temporary system till they can do a permanent fix.  (God bless LCEC!) A plumber coming, because I heard the toilet leaking, decided to fix it myself and after making matters worser and worser decided I really needed to stick to painting and get someone who knew more than I did about household water systems.  
So I'm organizing for class and constructing just a few props to illustrate the points I want to make in today's afternoon class at the Marco Island Center for the Arts.  Come along, we'll have a good time!   
Do you have a place you go when your mind needs a place of refuge? 

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