Port St. Joe Before Hurricane Michael

Port St. Joe, Florida is my family’s favorite vacation destination, and we return there year after year. We arrived for our 2018 Fall Break vacation on Saturday, and my husband and I ate dinner at the Indian Pass Raw Bar Uptown. After dinner as we were driving along 30A, I saw these fisherman in their boats going out as the sun set.

Sunday, I attended church services at the First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe, and returned to my husband saying we might get a tropical storm on our vacation.

By Monday, the storm was upgraded to Hurricane Michael and we were on our way home. My heart breaks for the people of this lovely gulf coast town, and I wanted to capture what it looked like before the storm.

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Duluth, GA City Hall

Duluth City Hall painted plein air during #duluthfallfestival. Used only three colors: Perrinone Orange, French Ultramarine and Viridian.

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Summer Storm Over Lake Petit

“Lake Petit Summer Storm,” available. This incredible storm cloud lasted just a few seconds before it was gone and the bottom dropped out into rain showers. Thank you to @davidpeagler who gave me the heads up about the beautiful cloud formations.

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Room with a View

“Room with a View,” #8×10 watercolor.

This is the second #pleinair painting I did at the same location in #blueridge. Instead of facing the church, I tuned around to see this beautiful valley nestled into the mountains.

I like to think those two graves are a couple, hand in hand, enjoying the view from hill.

Part of the #BRAA exhibit showing through early Oct.
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Forwarding Address

“Forwarding Address,” #11×14, available, $157.

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This painting is part of the Blue Ridge Arts Association exhibit from the plein air event last weekend. The exhibit will be up through Oct. 13 and is a don’t-miss.

This little country church is part of the Stanley community in Blue Ridge, Georgia and has graves dating back to the Civil War.

While most everyone else at the event was painting the Toccoa river or the Appalachian mountains, I sought out the undiscovered beauty during the plein air event.


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Beauty and the Beast I

“Beauty and the Beast I” Available #5×7 watercolor study.

I came across this scene as I was driving on a rural Georgia highway, and it was such an odd juxtaposition I had to stop my car and pull over.

The sunflowers were past their bloom, yet provided such a beautiful setting for power plant. I pulled on my rubber boots and climbed a steep, muddy hill to capture this scene with my camera.

I would have loved to have painted it plein air, but I draw the line at painting along the side of a highway. I won’t go that far in the name of beauty!

Available, $57

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