|Florida Lightening Storm 8" x 10" pastel|
We had wanted to visit Cape Canaveral and tour the Kennedy Space Center on this visit to Florida, but the mother nature had different plans for us. All started off well enough in the morning when we headed south on Florida coastal highway A1A, but the further South we went, the rougher the weather got. By the time we reached the Palm Coast we were hitting heavy rain, lightening and were being buffeted about by some very strong wind. gusts. A police car flagged us down. He said the storm was predicted to get much worse and advised us to turn around. It was Good Advice.. We heard later on on the news that a tornado had touched down in the area shortly after we left, and had ripped apart 6 or 7 homes and brought down power lines all over the area. Needless to say I wasn't going to tempt fate by trying to plein air paint in that weather, but once I got home, I was able to paint this picture from a composite of several photos I managed to capture from the car.