Friday, April 13, 2012

Venice Fisherman

Diane Mannion, VENICE FISHERMAN, 10x8" oil
Painted with the Venice Art Center portrait studio artists this afternoon for way less than three hours, counting breaks and because the model was late due to bridge opening.  Don't know why, but I paint much faster from life than from photos.  Talented group of artists there today!

1 comment:

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Lovely work here at your blog, Diane. It is interesting that you note you work faster from life than photos. I usually do too.

For me, there are several reasons for this, I think.

One is that the model or the light (for landscape) will move at some point, so that makes me really focus and simplify.

Another reason is that my eyes just aren't what they used to be for looking at detail in photos so I have to study and process a lot more when I'm using photos.