When we moved to the lush, green, tree-canopied scenery of Florida from the wide open spaces of Namibia nine years ago, I found myself longing for a vista. One morning not long after the move I grabbed my paints and drove to the lookout tower at Paynes Prairie. It was windy and misty, but the colors and the feeling of space were revitalizing to me. This was what I painted in that short moment. I have returned often and will continue to do so ~ paints in hand!
Mary Jane Volkmann