Welcome to our project blog. We will be posting regularly about the six Florida prairies we will be painting through June 2012. Each artist will have stories and images to share as we explore these essential and fragile ecosystems. Stay tuned for scheduled events.
I've been going through the prairie paintings I've done since living in Gainesville. They bring back so many memories of discovery. One morning before the sun had completely emerged from behind the clouds a friend and I went to paint along the roadside at the edge of Tuscawilla Prairie. The subtle colors and swaying small pines above the palmettos drew my attention, so I quickly painted this impression of the scene.