"SW VIEW FROM BIG LAGOON TOWER" Sold. This painting was done from the same observation tower as the one I posted yesterday. Here my view is rotated westerly. It is an August morning with a threat of misty rain. I decided to emphasize the varied land masses and the barren tree which strikes the canvas at a good location. I began painting here a couple of years after Hurricane Ivan, which hit this area very hard. Both of these paintings were purchased by an interior decorator who's family has memories here. Even though I choose not to include the high rises on Perdido Beach the painting carries a sense of place.