Early Florida


Oil.    This is a painting of the Grant 1916 house considered an historical house in the community of Grant.  It was actually moved to this location on the river in the 90's. A friend had done a nice plein air painting of the house, and I sought out a similar vantage point from where I took a photo after settling on the nicest composition.  I painted from the photo, on a bright morning with a touch of morning fog.  The color of the house was really hard to match to my photo but it may have been an artifact of the camera white balance.  I knew that but liked how it appeared in the photo and went with that.  Other than that, and all those straight lines, it went fairly smoothly and I like the result a lot.