Selected paintings from "Captured in Paint: Central Florida in Art" shown at the Polsek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park, FL from 9/12/2017 thru 12/3/2017.
Georgia Ball was an artist from Sanford, Florida. She was a long time friend of my grandparents who were also residents of Sanford from 1910 through 1930. It’s an old southern tradition to refer to close family friends as Aunts or Uncles. In this case Georgia was called Aunt Dodo by my mother. This is one of three paintings given by Aunt Dodo to our family. This scene might have been inspired by Hurricane Donna which passed through Central Florida on September 12, 1960. I'm doubting this was painted en plein air - no one would be out in this weather, but I still wanted to share this great image!
Oil on Panel, 20 x 24.