Fort Mose

Roger sketches on location
using pencil to get a feeling of how the subject is posing and then back in his studio, uses oils on canvas to paint a woman in period costume cooking an autumn feast over an open fire. Lights and shadows on the white clothing pose certain issues that are addressed in warm and cool tones. Background considerations are taken so as not to interfere with the strength of the figure.
 Sarah visits an important National Historical landmark on the Florida Black Heritage Trail in St. Augustine. A Florida living history expert  describes the foods of the day and the reason that Fort Mose was built in 1738 for freed slaves.
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