Florida might be the sunshine state but it is also the land of the cumulus cloud. This view, looking eastward from my studio toward a golf course, always has a dramatic sky. These three palmettos survived Hurricane Wilma amid a line of trees that was changed into toothpicks by a small tornado that ripped through this swale. I premixed my colors which I find helps me once I get going. I don't have to work through trial and error color mixtures.