One of the first sunny days I landed in St. Augustine, I grabbed my easel and painted this noble guard. There are four lions guarding the bridge; they’re made of imported Carerra marble and are stunning in their majesty. This sketch took about two hours.
This lion is in the oldest city in the U.S., St. Augustine, Florida. I just loved the idea of them (there are two matching statues). They’re made of Carrera marble, and elegantly guard the Matanzas river near downtown. The city began in 1565! No, really. This is 12X12” on canvas. This is a work in progress, painted plein air.