Painting No. 54 - Fernandina Beach Courthouse

6" x 8" - Oil on Canvas Board

Number 54 is an early morning image of the Fernandina Beach courthouse. Amelia Island is such a weird place because you have the beach, the marsh and then this perfect little downtown - Fernandina Beach.

Before I left for the trip Chris reminded me to get up early at least ONE morning and go take some photos to paint. I've learned from Chris that if you don't get the shot before about 9:00 then you've missed your window.

So I dragged myself out of bed at 6:00 AM, on vacation, to go take pictures. It sucked getting up early but was totally worth it. I caught the sun hitting the courthouse and the buildings downtown at just the right time.

I'm really happy with the way this one turned out. I know I've done a lot of fruit this year but my heart is really in landscapes. It was a nice diversion to try this and get close to what I was aiming for. My problem earlier in the year was trying to make things perfect and here all I was trying to do was zero in on the light.


  1. Bro, this is gorgeous!!! I love this courthouse, and you did a fantastic job of capturing its beauty. Your paintings are awesome - keep up the great work!

  2. Wow, this one is out of this world!!! You are getting better and better and I love this style.


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