I was recently inspired by a grey day on Sanibel Island to create this new canvas. I was taken in by the minimal amount of light peeking through the clouds. Here in Florida its sun, sun and more sun most of the year. Weird I know, but I welcome the contrasting weather. My goal with the painting was to capture all the variations of grey in the early morning light and a sense of calm.
I took this photo of a young girl enjoying her morning observing the birds and searching the sand for something to bring home from her vacation. Children are so curious and this little girl was like an acrobat weaving her way in and around the sandbars. After the morning was over I gave her a feather and told her feathers are good luck. I think I was having good luck that morning to find such a wonderful poser for my next painting.