Friday, January 13, 2017


                           12" X 12" Oil on Canvas Board

Day Thirteen - 30 in 30 Challenge

Barely made this one!  Had to work on a painting for an upcoming show and the challenge painting got a short day!

Working from photos  and memories  from many days  spent in the Brooksville, Istachatta and  Floral City areas  riding dirt bikes, canoeing, bicycling the trail enjoying  every single  day and evening,  I attempted to paint the misty river.     Creating this painting is a reminder that it's time to return to the adventures and serene beauty of the Withlacoochee.

Withlacoochee is an Indian word meaning "crooked river" which accurately describes the river as it makes its 70-mile journey from the Green Swamp in northern Polk County to the Gulf of Mexico at Yankeetown.


  1. Dearest Rosemary - this painting is awesome. Your romantic colors make the river and trees come alive. I could just feel myself lost in this beautiful place. Certainly hope your new year is off to a great start. So glad I got to see this painting. Have a great weekend.

  2. Thank you so much, Debbie! It was fun working with the muted palette. The new year is certainly off to a busy start with 30 in 30 but all is good. Am looking forward to catching up with you and your blog soon! Happy new year to you too!