Paintings Inspired by the Colors of
Watercolors by Rita Sklar
The subject matter for the watercolors in my Florida series comes from numerous
birding trips to the|
Everglades, Delray Beach area, Sanibel Island and Fort Myers in Southern Florida.
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This painting depicts the beautiful and graceful Great Blue Heron in flight against a Southern Florida background of Cypress trees.
The much smaller Tri-colored Heron is commonly found throughout Florida. The watercolor painting captures this striking bird as it patiently wades and waits for dinner to arrive.
Wading for Dinner
The Purple Galinule pictured in this watercolor is another bird frequently seen in the Florida marshes, usually amidst the reeds and other marsh vegetation.
This painting captures the severely filtered sunlight coming through the thick canopy shadowing the Loxahatchee River north of Palm Beach, Florida.
On the Loxahatchee
The bright Florida sun is reflected off the white sand of Fort Myers Beach. The varying blues of the water and sky dominate this watercolor painting.
Day at the Beach I
I first saw the Roseate Spoonbill while visiting Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on the west coast of Florida on Sanibel Island. This watercolor is also part of two other series- Maps and Vanishing.
Vanishing Roseate Spoonbill
This is another view of a Florida beach scene at Ft. Myers. Here the adults seek shelter under the umbrella while the children play.
Day at the Beach II
Great Blue Heron