This is my unfinished painting for the A Painting A Month Club January Challenge! I'll work on it later today and I feel awful that I didn't get it done last month.
While in FL I went to three giant art shows, two great demos: John Salminen at Ft. Myers Beach and Greg Biolchini. at No. Ft. Myers. Greg has the most awesome studio ever--it's a whole house on a bay with a huge banyon tree in the back yard by the enormous deck. I read at least a dozen books and mags on art and only painted outdoors once. We were rained out or it was very windy the other plein air days. I'm a member of the Visual Arts Center of Charlotte County where I took a web software course. I also took another computer course at Port Charlotte Cultural Center--a fantastic place to see if you are ever nearby.
I took some photos of the farmer's market to paint veggie paintings and bought some wonderful objects at the Goodwill Center to do still lifes. George and I went to two shows, Liberace and A Chorus Line. We drove 1500 miles while we were there.