Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Daily Painting, "Going Coconuts", Landscape, 6x8, Oil

This is another of my daily paintings from my trip to Sanibel Island in May.

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My daughter and I were getting our exercise, taking a little walk before it was too hot one morning, trying to dodge all the people on bicycles without getting hit, when I saw this palm loaded with coconuts.

We live in Florida and see lots of palm trees, but our area is further north and coconut palms are not as common there.  There is a lot going on under those palms, all kinds of fibers hanging, old dried up fronds and other miscellaneous materials and of course, the coconuts.  It almost has an abstract quality.



jeanette from everton terrace said...

We are the same here in Phoenix, palm trees everywhere but no coconuts :)
I agree about them having an abstract quality. I once photographed a giant mass of palm fronds in high school and many people couldn't tell what it was. I titled it "fronds en masse" and thought I was sooo cool, funny :)

juliefordoliver.blogspot.com said...

Love the impact your strong design gives to this painting. Good one!

Unknown said...

I'm in the Philadelphia area so no coconuts around here. This makes me want to take a trip down south to see them, and paint them. Thanks for sharing!

ashok said...

nicely done!!

hmuxo said...

VERY nice painting, Carol. I almost feel like I'm under the tree with those coconuts. Well done.!