Thursday, June 14, 2012

Spanish Bayonet Miami Beach Sailboat Oil painting

Spanish Bayonet Copyright 2012 by Maria Soto Robbins

June is here and for those of us who live in south Florida, it means that we're in the middle of the hot summer! Perfect swimming-in-the-beach weather. We've begun to spend a lot of our week-ends on Miami Beach and taking long walks on the famous boardwalk after dinner.

And recently on one of these early evening walks, we snapped this tranquil photo of a sailboat gliding by between the Spanish Bayonets and seagrapes.  I couldn't resist.

This is my painting for the month of June and I tried to capture that peacefulness that I felt at the time.  I'm including the inspiration photo so that you can see that I've altered
a couple of things including the bloom on the Spanish Bayonet or 
Yucca aloifolia from the Agavacea family.  These beautiful white flowers bloom during the spring and now of course, it's too hot for them to bloom. But I coulnd't pass up the opportunity to depict them (with heavy impasto oil paints).

Please click here to see Spanish Bayonet Miami Beach Sailboat in my Etsy shop.

Dimension: 10x8x.75 gallery wrap canvas
Medium: oils

Thank you for stopping by today!

Maria Soto Robbins

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