Tag Archives: Florida

Yellow Brick Road

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Yellow Brick Road Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Yellow Brick Road Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Yellow Brick Road Too Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Yellow Brick Road Too Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

This can be found in the Galisano Children’s Museum in Naples, Florida. You find it on the inside of a small circular “road” lined with corn stalks. The kids loved it. I loved the centerpiece. I hope you do too. Enjoy, hope you are on the road to your “self” and keep making art!

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Pineapple Palm

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Pineapple Palm Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Pineapple Palm Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Driving around Marco Island, Florida, I have been captured by the beauty, and variety, of the palm tree. The Pineapple Palm in particular is one I really love and I found one just down the street from where we are staying. We drove past it twice and it stayed in my mind’s eye. As soon as I arrived back to the house at the end of the day, I drew this! Hope you enjoy and keep making art!

Manatees are Magical

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Manatees are Magical Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Manatees are Magical Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

My family and I had the pleasure of taking a private, expertly guided, manatee tour the other day and it was amazing. Seeing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat was simply breathtaking. We learned a lot about the manatees, their history, feeding patterns, and their stress-free herbivorous lifestyle. I was fascinated to learn that they float out to the Gulf of Mexico on the tide, feed and then hitch a ride back into the calm inlets the same way. How smart is that! The lore about the manatee is that this is the mammal that was often mistaken for the mermaid by weary sailors. My bilingual daughter then expertly informed me that the manatee is called the “siren” en francais. Makes total sense. If you ever get a chance get to the marina behind the Port of the Islands Hotel on State road 41 that runs down through the Florida Everglades, dock D and book yourself a tour, you will not be sorry. Enjoy my very simple drawing of the manatee, keep exploring your world and keep making art.

Sunset?

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Sunset? Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Sunset? Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

The other night we were finished supper early enough to head down to the beach to watch the sunset. Instead, it was a little foggy and our sunset soon disappeared in the fog. I have seen many sunsets here on Marco Island and with the help of watercolours created a sunset of my own…or did I? Enjoy, feel the sunset in your part of the world and keep making art.

Solitary on San Marco Island

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Solitary on San Marco copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Solitary on San Marco Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park


This was inspired by the photography on the cover of a real estate magazine. I don’t know the photographer but loved the image and made a few changes to make it my own…almost impossibe not to do with watercolours anyway. Enjoy, visit Marco Island and keep making art!

Everglades Osprey

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Everglades Osprey Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Everglades Osprey Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

This mother Osprey was not impressed when our boat got a little too close to her nest full of eggs. Papa Osprey was nearby as well. She rose out of the nest making noise and did so until we left. We saw other nests with hatched eggs and could see two or three little heads peeking out at us. One of the more experienced mothers seemed unperturbed when we came near but this one wasn’t having it. Enjoy, explore the Everglades and keep making art and in this case photography!!

Watercolourist Prepares for Two Weeks Away

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Well folks, I’ll be away for the next two weeks or so and have been frantically trying to get all my posts scheduled whilst I am away. I am going to a beautiful place called Marco Island in Southwest Florida.  It is a lovely place and we go there yearly!  I also get a chance to visit with my mother as well and am very much looking forward to seeing her.  You will notice that I am still posting but will only be able to respond to comments when I manage to find a wireless hotspot, likely their local Starbucks.  I will post previously completed works (paintings and drawings) completed over the last few years and upon my return I hope to have a new crop of work and great photographs to blog about.  My work tonight includes photos of my completed watercolour journal and a photograph taken from one beach of another beach in Marco Island, that juts out further into the Gulf of Mexico.  Just another day and I’ll be there.  Enjoy, wish me luck, keep visiting me virtually and, of course, keep making art!

just the beginning

 

just the ending

 

I always start reading from the back!

 

open the cover and the learning begins!

 

not my first bound book of work but I am just as proud of it as I am of the others!

 

my first but not my last

 

 

 

beautiful Blue Gulf of Mexico!