Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Petals on the Beach

Diane Mannion,  23 Petals on the Beach, 8x10" o/c
The twenty-third painting in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge created by Leslie Saeta.  Over 250 artists are looking forward to crossing the finish line!  My self-induced theme... all 8x10" horizontal oils with a flower theme.  Yes, this one counts!  Rose petals are a common sight on the beaches down here after weddings and other celebrations.  It was either that or a flower beach towel.
This was painted as a class demo for a cloud and sky painting lesson.  Also illustrated how to soften the horizon for aerial perspective.   The class challenge was to paint clouds and sky using only red, yellow, blue, and white paint.  Turned out to be a great lesson in color mixing... noticed major learning and technique jumps with a few artists.  And a least one left with a signed painting ready to hang!

2 comments:

Roberta said...

Pretty scene. Wish I were in Florida! I'm always saying I'd like a workshop on painting nothing but skies. I especially like your top clouds.

DMannion said...

Thank you, Roberta! Skyscapes are fun to paint. This was from imagination while teaching... much better to paint them outside and not in a demo situation. Wish you were in Florida, Roberta. Stay warm!