Today I’m showcasing another of my favorite paintings called “Myakka Miss”.  The Myakka River is known for its diverse wildlife including alligators, birds and fish.  It winds through several miles of a narrow, serpentine channel bordered by live oaks and palms and is an ideal place for canoeing.  I wanted to capture some of its beauty, grace and history, so I came up with this composition.  I had Nicole sitting in a mock ‘canoe’ I built in my studio and I gave her a bunch of lures tied together to resemble Bluegill.   She was a tough model that day (she’ll admit it!), since the ‘canoe’ was pretty uncomfortable, but the results were stunning.  Wood signs, canvas prints and small prints are available!

Canvas_Myakka Miss