Glades Oasis

by Riley Geddings
(Carrollwood Village, Florida, USA)

"Glades Oasis"

This is my FOURTH in the series of my recent debut into the world of acrylics. I specialize in Florida scenes - especially the Florida Everglades.


This 24" x 18" painting depicts another quiet, tranquil area of The Florida Everglades wilderness where the footsteps of mankind rarely appear with those of Florida's wildlife - a veritable oasis indeed.
This acrylic on canvas is an authentic Florida scene of a day just now beginning ...
when the sky still has a few clouds as a reminder of the midnight showers ... when the sun has
recently appeared in the heavens ... when Florida's wildlife start their daily search for food ... all captured on canvas in a magnificent portrayal of the beauty of God's creation !

Notice the Great White Heron just about to grab an unsuspecting fish swimming by in the shallows, whilst overhead can be seen the hallmark of this artist - not one, but two seagulls hovering and hoping. The marsh grasses surrounding this oasis of water lead one to the hammock so typical in The Everglades, where the lush Florida foliage supports the tall, majestic Cabbage Palms.

The two large Cabbage Palms on stage right sway gently in the early morning breeze in the midst of the
Florida Palmetto thicket below - seemingly standing guard over the entranceway of this quiet oasis. In the
waters below, one can see a partly submerged branch from a fallen Cypress Tree.

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Beautiful
by: Anonymous

Beautiful Painting. It looks so realistic.

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wow!
by: Anonymous

WOW! That is an AMAZING painting! It's better than anything I could do! Anyway, I LOVE your painting! It's BEAUTIFUL!

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Great description!
by: Jill

This is a beautiful painting.

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Great atmosphere!
by: Pat

Hi

I love how you capture the whole atmosphere of the place and the time: I feel like I can smell clean, salt air/ vegetation and just bask in the peace of the moment. A blessed transport to beauty of creation away from my concrete surroundings!

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Glades Oasis
by: LS

Hello Riley,

Your painting is truly beautiful! It makes me wish I were there.

LS

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Glades Oasis
by: Colin

WOW I love your seagulls. The painting is very strong and bright ! I just want to keep on looking at it.
I think it`s one of them paintings that just steals your eyes.
Yes i like it.
Colin.

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Glades Oasis
by: Mops

Hi Riley:
Just beautiful.Loved your introduction to your painting. I think you are a romantic and a poet.
Mops

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Riley
by: Puppy

Yes you have a lot of interest in this painting.The colours are beautiful.The higher powers do give us so much to be thankful for.And it is up to us artists to capture the moment for all to enjoy.The less fortunate may not have opportunity to travel to these marvelous places.

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Very Nice!
by: Deborah P

Your painting is hauntingly beautiful. The sky is very nice and I love the lushness of the whole painting.

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Brilliant!
by: Anonymous

I love how you have captured the sky so very well. The seagulls look like they are about to land. Excellent work!!
Carol

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Glades Oasis
by: Dennis DeVowe

This is a painting that instently grabbed my attention. Blue; being my favorite color was the eye catcher for me. The overall work is beautiful and let's my mind wander. Great work... I love it. Dennis DeVowe Milwaukee, Woisconsin

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beautiful
by: Anonymous

The palm trees look so real and the whole picture is come out great. cheers!!!

Jos

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