Wekiva Island is just outside the state park. I had never been there and it turned out to be one hopping party place. Lots of people much younger than me, families, dogs, and just a fun atmosphere. Oh yeah, there was a lot of art on exhibit and what turned out to be a dozen quick paint artists. While I was fairly happy with my piece (more than two weeks ago at Lighthouse), it didn't grab one of the top three awards. Here are a couple photos I took during the progress.
The location alongside a creek with sun hitting some top water vegetation
Block in. Turpy wash with darks
ID the focal points and wipe out some excess paint
Framed at the car and ready to hand in for judging. Fair amount of palette knife in the highlights