On location, out in nature, artist Jill Berry works with oil paint and a palette knife to produce her impressionistic landscapes. She shares insight regarding her INSPIRATION and INTERPRETATION of the local environment in NW Florida.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Perdido Key, FL
Perdido Key, Beach Access #1, 14x18, Oil, [SOLD].
This location is nearly visible from my house and I've never painted there until Friday. My phone was showing the red warning signal for a heat advisory. (I wondered if it knew I was outside, or just knew I was in FL.) Anyway, I stayed in the shade. When the shadow of this high-rise moved on, I was done as well.
No, we don't usually have tractors on our beach. But we gladly made way for them as they were there to help clean-up for BP. I can't say that I saw any actual clean-up, but perhaps they finished working before I started. The water looked crystal clear, and the sand was clean. So they encouraged me as they drove heavy equipment by, enjoyed the dolphins through binoculars, and rested under their 99-degree tent. They should have moved their break-room to the wind-tunnel where we painted. It was so windy that Kay's easel was blown over. Luckily her finished painting landed face up.