House of the Sun, Crescent Beach, Siesta Key, FL


I painted this watercolor view of the House of the Sun, Crescent Beach, at the south end of Siesta Key beach. They are located at 5818 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key. For more information about this condominium, click here.

The children are having fun building a sandcastle and a snowman made of sand. The Snowy Plover Sandpipers are also enjoying a beautiful day at the beach.

I spent a few years, between 2017-2019, painting approximately 35 Siesta Key beachfront condominiums and resorts. Out of that number, I have digital files that make it possible for me to offer 8″ x 10″ art prints and limited size gallery wrapped canvas prints of only 12 of these resorts.

I would take reference photos of the resorts and any additional elements that I wished to include. Then I would do a pencil drawing of the resort on a heavy weight watercolor paper. Within the next several days I would paint the resort in watercolor on my flat easel, while standing in front of the resort. Owners and guests would often come out to see what I was painting.

At night, I would take the painting to Kinko’s and make a handful of 11”x17” color prints. At home, I would mat them as 16” x 20” prints, back them with fomecore and then shrink wrap them. I would bring these, on my next trip to paint on the beach, as new additions to my collection. I offered them for $20. and they were quite popular. They are still hanging in many of the units in the resorts that I painted.

Most of my resort paintings have not been available for purchase until recently, through this website.