Description In Central Florida, there aren't as many citrus groves as there used to be. Many were lost in the record cold temperatures of the early 1980's. Most of the land was then sold to developers. But, some groves still operate with trees planted since then. In this 24' x 30' acrylic painting, we can see that the harvest still works the way it has for decades. The picker leans a ladder against the tree, fills the bag that hangs over his shoulder and then takes it to one of the big plastic bins on the ground. The driver of the truck then pulls up and uses the hydraulic crane onboard to pour the heavy load into the back of the truck.
Robert Wince, New Smyrna Beach, Florida Member Since September 2009 Artist Statement I have been painting most of my life as a self-taught artist, but I have benefited from numerous classes and workshops. My work has been shown in galleries and outdoor art shows and I have won awards for my efforts. I paint mainly in acrylic and oil and my work ranges in size from 5"x7" to 36"x 60". I enjoy traveling and setting up my field easel in some beautiful area and painting what I see. Perhaps you've seen me painting in one of our national parks or hiking on a mountain trail. Many of the original paintings are still available for sale. email: firstname.lastname@example.org