Well Paint the Great South Bay is a wrap.  It went very well and I even made it on the cover of our local newspaper.  We sold paintings, we got tacos and ice cream for sketches, whose better than us?   Now I am on my way to Chincoteague to participate in their plein air event. (John is driving and I have two dog children on my lap.)

So, round 2 with hurricanes to hit the US.  Irma is splashing at Florida’s shores…. But there’s no climate change, what?

My daughter is a resident of Florida now.  We moved her down there in June.  She took Cleo with her which was a little sad because Cleo was raised by Chloe and Mack (our Chihuahuas) and she doesn’t know she’s a cat.  We are a little concerned about Irma, but since my daughter works for Disney, she’ll be on property when the storm hits, she’ll be safe, but Cleo will be at the apartment, just outside of Orlando.

She might put Cleo in the Disney pet lodging….but in the meantime, this little cartoon is my way of dealing with the anxiety of my daughter and Cleo in Florida during this storm.

Another sketch from Stuart, FL

Here is another sketch that I did from the waterfront park in Downtown Stuart.  It’s blissfully quiet this time of year.  I like that there are lots of different types of tropical palms and plants, there were lizards running around, and the ibis who was a little “put out” that we took over the picnic table that he was using.  He came running back when we left.  Lol!

After the rain

This sketch was done after a storm was clearing out.  The sun was setting and color was just starting to pop before the sun set.  I was lucky with the timing of the evening color happening just as I was adding the watercolor.

These are the same sail boats that I have been sketching, from a different perspective.

Palm trees waiting for the storm

I finished a sketchbook while I was down here in Florida so  I will be posting sketches from that sketchbook over the next few days….

This sketch was done at the river front park in Downtown Stuart….I was facing the US 1 bridge that goes over the St Lucie river…

It was stormy when we first arrived… I loved every minute of the storms!