Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Old Florida

Just this March I visited my brother's family in Sarasota, Florida and spent a few days at Longboat Keys where the Gulf Stream waters gently ebb onto clean white sands. Dennis has a lovely condo that steps directly onto the gulf sands and the ocean. Visiting for the first time, I took that as a regular convenience most condos offered until I began to speak to an elderly couple that vacationed in the next unit.  They explained that this condo was quite unique, that it reflected 'the Old Florida' where probably back in the early twentieth century before so much luxurious highrise development, most vacationers could easily find shoreline getaways at an affordable cost. This exquisite condo is called The Diplomat Beach Resort directly on the Gulf of Mexico.

Contact Dennis Girard if you'd like to plan your next escape: 1 941 809 0041.

Here I'm presenting to you the first in a series of beach scenes from what I titled as Old Florida. As you enjoy the crocuses and daffodils of early spring of Canada, feast your eyes on these royal terns and sandpipers that made this gulf shoreline their home.
While you're lingering on my blog, have a look at the Celebration of Spring series I painted in 2011. And Happy Spring!

Credits for Old Florida series:

Longboat Keys 1-9, Old Florida                   encaustic on board; 16" x 20"           $400.+HST unframed

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