During a spring time, we went on a trip to the west side of Florida--St. Petersburg, there's lots of sailboats on the beautiful water were having their kind of "Spring Break". I love this scene so much and it gave me a chance to practice painting the moving clouds over the sailboats, and of course the turquoise water. It just makes me feel so relaxing and inviting.
This is my entry for this week's " The Meaning of Spring Challenge". I chose this scene from our local Mckee Botanical Garden. It is really tropical style of spring, or maybe you can call it early summer....There is a great place painting plein-air and photographing. I have to paint this scene from my own photo, the bugs "attack" me badly in the garden, even I've covered myself with plenty of bug spray. Anyway, this challenge is a great opportunity for me to try painting still water and its reflections. Thanks to the host Dalan Wells.
Here is my another entry for "The Bright Path Challenge". I love the little path in the green field leads us forward to another amazing place. I don't see mountains and trees that often in Florida, so this scene is a great way to practice painting landscape. It is from my wonderful travel memory of visiting in Monticello.
First of all, I want to thanks Jean-Luc Bourdon for hosting this week's DPW "The Bright Path Challenge", make me motivated to paint this peaceful path of bamboo grove. I captured this scene from the visiting of a local bamboo nursery land. We were walking through with the owner in this bamboo grove, it was really a peaceful moment to me when I see the shadow on the path, the sunlight shine through between bamboos, the breeze blowing on the bamboo leaves, were making a very relaxing sounds around us. We really wish to have those bamboos to plant in our back yard, give us a nature fences and beautiful shades. Looking toward the bright path gives me the soul therapy.