|Everglades Storm 36"x48" Oil on Canvas|
The close up of the cluster of palms shows a white egret huddled in the shadow of the saw grass using it as a wind break. Another egret flies off into the distance in search of a quieter place to hide.
Years ago, while living in Ft. Pierce, Fl on the east coast I drove around Lake Okeechobee through Immokalee down to Naples to visit my parents lots of times. As often as not I saw this very scene on many of the those trips so this painting resonated with me.
Wind blown sabal palms are fun to paint. They are very tall and "gangly" causing them to sway in the wind. The fronds blow in pretty much the same direction with the wispy ends whipping in all directions.
I had such fun with the painting! I think I captured the essence of the moment. Let me know what you think.