Monday, January 25, 2016

Weaver's Station revisited

Mondeluz and Inktense watercolor pencil in my Aquabee sketchbook.
Our sketching group met during the first part of January to draw and paint a part of Florida that is a part of Florida history.  Across from the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park is a little-visited area that was formerly known as Weaver's Station.  I had sketched a bit of this area back in previous years, and you can read about the history of this place in my post here.

I drew part of this same rustic structure from a different angle two years ago (below).  While it's still standing, the large door has collapsed further into the interior. 

It felt good to revisit this place and to know that some things continue on, especially a piece of Florida history along the Tamiami Trail (US 41) that many drive by every day, not realizing the significance of the road they travel.

Water-soluble pencil on watercolor paper.