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!