It was my turn to choose the location for our group - Plein Air Painters of Pensacola. The marker on the map shows my choice. I enjoy the boat traffic along the Intercoastal Waterway. Check out the ratio of water to land around here. Interesting thing on this map is the dotted line - as if you could divide the water that flows between Florida and Alabama. The boat in my painting is right at the tip of the state line. I realize things aren't drastically different on the other side, just call it state pride.
This spot is a boat ramp and hang out for some local characters. One fisherman stopped by on his bike to point out the white pvc pipe cross, on the tiny island across the water where he buried his dog. Others seemingly ran their business from the picnic table. Enjoying the shore and few cold ones while simultaneously answering the cell phone as if they were in the office. Characters and all, I enjoy the local color here. I like working outside too! Just wonder what my NEW translation widget would do with a fabricated word like local yocal... ?
"Florida State Line", SOLD, 12x16, Oil.