Project Description

September 27, 2020
An Appreciation
By Joseph Weinzettle

As the Professional Artist Grant period comes to a close, it seems only fitting to leave with a plein-air work in progress. Continuing from the morning drawing that I started along the Anclote (see last week’s blog 9/20/2020), here are several stages of progress (below):

Ink wash on tinted gesso prepared paper. In progress. September 22, 2020

Ink wash on tinted gesso prepared paper. In progress. September 23, 2020

September 24, 2020_Along the Anclote early AM_ink wash on prepared paper

The Creative Pinellas Professional Artist Grant gave me the time and materials that allowed me to study the native Florida landscape. This particular environment above, along the Anclote River, arranges sabal palm with slash and longleaf pine, saw palmetto with oaks and native grasses. Working in this habitat is an opportunity for me to develop my sense of form, tone, color and pattern while  guided by natural Florida.

I suggest all artists and art students in Florida to spend time in our surrounding environment and follow where it may lead.

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This blog and much of the artwork presented was made possible with the support of Creative Pinellas, Visit St. Petersburg/ Clearwater and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. Thanks to Barbara St. Clair, Tabitha Cervantes, Danny Olda and all the great staff at Creative Pinellas who provide this opportunity for artists and are doing so much to enrich the arts and culture of Pinellas County.

And finally, thank YOU for reading!