It was a great opportunity to get out of cold, snow Michigan for a few days and travel to the warmth of the sand, surf and sun. I've fantasied about taking a painting trip for years and finally I got to do just that and at the beach...my favorite place to be.
We stayed at the Trade Winds Resort and it was absolutely perfect. Lots and lots to do. My room overlooked the ocean to the west. Sunset every evening. We sketched at John's Pass Village, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and the Sunken Gardens and of course the beach. Ate great food and had lively conversations.
If you are interested in sketching with watercolor you really should check out Laure's classes- Imaginary Trips and join us in the fun.
Bear was just as happy to get out of Michigan as I was. Didn't find a t shirt for him however but Laure did include a 'bear' size beach ball that kept him entertained.
Ciao everyone. Have a good day.