First Coast Plein Air Painters (FCPAP)
met to paint today at Little Jetties in Mayport, Florida. I've been to Mayport many times, to eat at Singleton's, to board the ferry, and last week, to paint during the Painting the Region event.
I had never been out to the end of the jetty until this morning and I didn't know what I was missing!
I dragged my rolling bag past a dozen or so FCPAP members, all in enviable locations with views of the Intracoastal Waterway, the purple flowering grasses, the fishermen and the aquatic birds. When I got to the end, I found a shady bush and plopped down into the sand. As the dolphins frolicked just offshore, I painted.
I almost don't care if I like it or not - I just enjoyed sitting on the beach,
watching the fishermen,women and boys, and the swimming dog.
|Driving back to the road, I stopped to watch a little church hold a baptism in the ICW. This was the best part of the afternoon - singing Shall We Gather at the River on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.|
The girl in the bikini didn't even bother to move.