We made plans in December to go to Florida at the end of Feb. for a couple of months, considered cancelling because of the virus, but went anyway so I could have cataract surgery. And I did, just in time before the doctor stopped surgeries. I'm seeing colors a lot more vividly, everything is way brighter and my distance vision is amazingly better. I'm now having trouble finishing a couple of paintings started before the surgery...values are off from what I remember.
We flew home on March 26 and have been on strict quarantine ever since and will stay that way for however long it takes.
These are the few little paintings I did while there, and all but the next one were done before surgery on either eye. This one was done after the first eye.
This is a pond behind my brother's house where we stayed most of the time. I've painted it several times on other trips, but the fountain is new to the scene.
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This is also next to the pond.
And this is Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, a favorite place.
We made a short trip to Cedar Key where I painted the oak tree at the top of the post and attempted to paint scrub pines without success. I remember trying to draw them when I was a kid. I tried to draw every needle.