Pastel on Self-sanded Arches 14x10
Update 9/30/2010 - I do not like the water among other things, and I am redoing it. Wait for further developments.
This is a view from the Little Jetties, Helen Floyd Park, looking across the San Pablo River / Intercoastal Waterway. This is where the ICW meets the St. Johns River. The channel has cut into the bank on the far side making a dramatic backdrop for the boats as the make their way into the open water. The sea breeze has caught the sail of the nearest boat as he heads out for the day.
This view impressed me with it's dramatic view of the eroded bank, the blue of the water, and the almost overpowering brightness of the sunlight. By mid morning, the sun has burned away the haze, the sea breeze has come up, and a few puffy clouds dot the sky.
This photo (9/25/2010) shows the painting unsigned. I am still deciding whether or not to call it finished.