Classic Beauty, 2013, Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on canvas, 20x24
Camp in the Fakahatchee
The air was crisp and clear as we walked along the dense green tunnel of the tram road. The coolness of the early morning passed as we walked, and the sun warmed our faces.
After about half a mile, the brush thinned and we walked the vehicle path onto
Four Stake Prairie, a wide open prairie ringed with strands of bald cypress. In a month they would sport a fringe of green, but today were bare and light grey, almost like ghostly spirits between the healthy deep green of the palm islands.
A bird sang in the distance, but that was the only sound. There was no breeze, and little movement but ourselves. There were paintings to be made everywhere, but all I had time for today were photographs. After a while we turned and walked back to the camp for the return trip.
Yesterday's painting is a gift to my hosts, in the hopes of being invited back.