Beach Nightlights

Redington Beach Signs as paintings

Redington Beach, FL., for those of you who have never been there, is a long strip of hotels, motels, condos, and tourist resorts with a beach on its outside border. If you want to do Florida Tourist and the traditional hangout at the beach, it is great. Just enough bars and restaurants to make evenings interesting but not overwhelming. If you are looking for something other than the Florida Tourist experience, not so much. On the side away from the beach are very nice island resort-style residential areas; lots of Florida homes with boats tied up out back. 

 

Walking down the street bordering the beach, some local signs rendered as paintings or drawings:

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As with the rest of the world, COVID-19 rule signs are everywhere. Done in colored pencil.

 

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Blue lizard atop a traditional motel, with a sign to the beach. Done in watercolor.

 

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Blue lizard closeup, done in oil

 

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Closed, but still has a mask sign, done in oil

 

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Dolphins on a wall 1, done in oil

 

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Dolphins on a wall 2, done as a pencil sketch

 

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Well dressed dolphins, done in oil

 

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Local restaurant, done in watercolor

 

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Monterey Wi-Fi, done in watercolor

 

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Benchmarker, done in watercolor and enhanced.

 

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Multiple entrance signs, done in watercolor

 

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The Long Pier, closed and fading away, done as a detailed painting.

 

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The Long Pier's parking lot. No parking! Done in watercolor.

 

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Siesta Motel. $Pets OK. Done as an enhanced watercolor.

 

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Sign Post 1, done in charcoal.

 

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Sign Post 2, done as saturated watercolor

 

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Political statement, done in oil

 

Finally, a cautionary notice

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If you take this picture after walking beside the coffee shop, beware...

 

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A troll lives in the little building who will come out... twice. He will tell you to leave because he is tired of people trespassing in his backyard. He will threaten to call the police if you try to take a scenic of the docked boats.

 

March 27, 2021

 

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