Palmetto Flats WMA
6X8, Oil on Panel
A fair bit of the time when I was out doing my collecting of material or plein air painting for this project, I would have locations preselected. Using Google Maps to find interesting buildings to go paint or photograph is a great tool. Sometimes I would wander aimlessly til I found something. And other times I would have a more generic idea of where I was planning to go. Palmetto Flats Wildlife Management Area was one of those. I had never heard of it before finding it on a map and web searches did not turn up a whole lot other than the fact that a lot of palmetto plants could be found there and it was a good place to bird watch.
Turns out, Palmetto Flats is pretty isolated and the "entrance" is a little hard to find. Maybe that's why there isn't much out there about it. I had been witness to a fantastic sunrise as I neared Texarkana so I had hopes for good light. But a little while after I got involved in this one, the light faded as cloudcover moved in.
Still, I stuck it out and tried to deal with the change as best as possible. I think there could be a lot more potential in Palmetto Flats. A shame it's so far away.