In the Glades, 2013, Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on board, 5"x7"
This scene is typical of the Everglades, perhaps the most typical that I see. There is an upright layer of trees forming a hammock in the background, and some water flowing over the prairie. I painting it again and again, and yet each time is a little different because of the time of day or the way the light hits the components.
This time of year the water is contained in the deepest parts of the prairie, and some have no water at all. But when the summer rains come the entire grass area will have a few inches of water, all moving slowly along the long downhill to the gulf. There, it will mix with the salt water in the estuaries and provide brackish water where some species flourish.