I set up my easel with a painting umbrella atop. A painting umbrella is used to keep the light off of one's painting; too much light will cause you to paint dark. You end up with something close to a night scene!
It was so windy, at times, that my easel almost became airborne. So, I had to hold on to the easel with one hand and paint with the other. This was a task since I don't squeeze out acrylics ahead of time but open each individual tube as I need it.
I managed to focus well despite the distractions. I had water on both sides. I kept looking over my shoulder for alligators though. There weren't any mosquitoes or sand gnats; for that I am thankful.
I will be going back often. This may be my favorite place.
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|"Refuge Budding Out"|
9 x 12
Acrylic fingerpainting on gallery wrap canvas