Painting Boats at Riviera Marina
Several weeks ago,I went to paint at the Riviera Marina in Punta Gorda.
This is a rather run-down marina that is perfect for artists looking for character and characters. The marina's patrons have all manner of boats, most undergoing some serious repairs.
The marina also is home to a large population of cats. It's important to watch where you step and where you set up your painting equipment. One must inspect the bottom of ones shoes periodically.
I painted several boats that were moored there. After I was finished, the owner of the shrimp boat came up to inspect my work. We talked awhile about my painting and depiction of his boat. He seemed quite pleased with my painting. This is not a place where you are likely to sell your paintings, however. But it's much more interesting than painting at one of the upscale marinas where all the boats are in pristine condition.