Saturday, January 5, 2013

6 Blue Canning Jar

Diane Mannion, Blue Canning Jar, 8x10" oil on canvas

Sixth in the 30/30 Challenge.  It's going to be a long month!  And weekends are the hardest.  But one thing's for sure... several of these challenge paintings wouldn't have been painted if it wasn't for the challenge.  Bought these flowers at the farmer's market in Venice this morning... some colors just do not exist in paint tubes!  This was painted from life, direct painting.  Nothing wrong with painting from photos, but looking at the real thing instead of a flat photo... is a pleasure!
NFS

14 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Lovely!

DMannion said...

Thanks, Linda!

Kelly Dombrowski said...

Really beautiful! The violet and blues are striking!

Linda Nickles said...

Beautiful! I love your work.

Margaret S Milligan said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

DMannion said...

Thank you, Kelly, Linda, and Margaret!

Dottie Leatherwood said...

Lovely...great depth in the blues of the jar! you make it look easy...which it's not!:)

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I have always had a special fondness for blue flowers, so this is especially appealing! I love it!

LindaSMarino said...

Love it! The colors are great and your composition is fun!

DMannion said...

Thank you, Dottie, Claire, and Linda... for your lovely comments!

Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

I like how you handled the reflections in the blue jar,just enough information. The bits of yellow balance the blues,well done! I am enjoying your blog!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

beautiful blues and purples.
I have some fabulous tube colors from Holbein.
Their violet gray is about the color of the highlights on your flowers and although it is a weak color you can use it straight and it also makes interesting mixes.

DMannion said...

Thank you, Anne. It's nice to know someone other than my mom is reading it.

DMannion said...

Thanks for the Holbein tip, Mary. I'm an art supply junkie... another for my list.