Palm Trees and Boats Series

I read a book about Jasper Johns and how he took an image and wore it out with upteen variations.  I decided to use the image of the palm tree for my subject since it is everywhere in Florida.  The series eventually worked its way into a group painting.  Each was developed in color pencil and then painted as I had time.  Because I was able to work smaller, this allowed me to work through numerous ideas.  The palm series led me to a boat series.