Okay, so I was on a mission, headed to Jefferson Island to paint, right. I chose Jefferson Island because there was an area I noticed in full bloom last time I was there that I wanted to capture.
I guess my artistic intuition/feelings surfaced. I took a few pictures and decided not to paint there today. I will return some other day. Hmmm...
I left Jefferson Island, headed for home. When I passed through Abbeville, I don't know what happened, I turned left instead of right and headed for Palmetto Island. I was very impressed when I arrived there ... cabins, campgrounds, nature trails, canoe trails, ponds, lagoons and the Vermilion River. I decided to check out the WHOLE place before settling in somewhere to paint. I don't think I missed very much.
Finally, I stopped at this wonderful little creek and painted this picture I named "Hidden Creek". It was so peaceful here, I wished I could have stayed longer. While painting, I remembered to keep watch for alligators just in case (see post of Monday, March 26, 2012) .
(6 x 6 - oils on canvas panel)
On my way out of the park, I decided to ride by the nature trail to check out the irises in bloom.
Well I'm back home safe and sound but I really enjoyed my adventure today, found a great place to paint and enjoy nature. More adventures to follow...