8"x10" oil on panel
This morning I took Shell Point Rd. in Ruskin all the way down to the end where the Little Manatee River spills out into the Tampa Bay. I spotted a boatyard, the Shell Point Marina, and decided to take a look around. This sweet little boat, with "Sand Dollar" painted on the side, caught my eye. Yet, when I got all set up to paint I realized the long cast shadows in the early morning light were pretty interesting too. Of course, they tend to change rather quickly, so I blocked them in first, made some mental notes, and had to rely on memory towards the end.