Saturday, December 15, 2012

Stepping Back In Time

Diane Mannion, Stepping Back In Time, 24x18" oil on linen

      Yes, Rachael had a blue streak in her hair and also chose her own outfit... seven year olds, what a riot!  Loved the contrast of a whimsical child and the old, historic place.  
Stage 1: Loose drawing with charcoal and burnt sienna on linen.
Stage 2: Transparent colors, unusually wild.  Just wanted to get rid of white and design color patterns.
Stage 3:  Settled into painting which took about a week.  Most fun and fastest were the sneakers!   Finished painting above.  

3 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

This is so expertly done, from the steps you went through to the final piece, everything was perfect and so interesting to see. I love the charcoal drawing by itself! And also the softer version before you added the final layers, and of course, I love the final piece! It's a wonderful composition and tells a great story! Cngratulations!

Kathleen said...

Thank you for sharing the process. Beautiful painting! She's an adorable little girl sporting her personal style! The setting and composition is perfect.

DMannion said...

Thank you for your comments, Katherine and Kathleen! Wanted to stay loose in this painting but it took on a life of its own. The sneakers were the most fun.