Pastel on Wallis, 12x9
This painting is a view of the salt marsh from the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine. The First Coast Pastel Society had a paint out there, and a northeaster was brewing. Scattered clouds passed in succession, and the brisk breeze kept the water charged with broken and ruffled reflections of the sky.
This view of an oak and palm hammock in the marsh caught my attention. The trees have obviously weathered many such days, and were sculptured by the wind. The tops of the trees have grown away from the dense undergrowth letting the pale sky peek through, which sets the darkness of the trees against the clear, bright green of the marsh.