Monday, May 6, 2013

Snook Haven

Diane Mannion, SNOOK HAVEN, 8x10" o/c 100% plein air

Delightful morning painting with the Punta Gorda Plein Air Painters at Snook Haven near Venice.  There's a lot I'd like to do to this painting but decided to leave it alone... it's a study.  Once I start reworking these things at home it turns into another painting.  Light was mostly flat with clouds, not my favorite conditions to paint but good practice anyway.  Took lots of photo reference and will do a few more studio versions.  Everything was green, green, and more green.  What attracted me was the red fender on the pontoon boat at the dock.  Later, a man arrived and I added him for scale and a speck more color.  Didn't see any gators, but frogs legs were on the menu for lunch.
Here's a shot of the location and first layer:

2 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

That's so pretty. You perfectly captured the feel of a spring day, and being surrounded by lush greenness. It sounds like a fun way to spend the day too!

DMannion said...

Thanks, Katherine! The company of artists was fun, too. And it was a lovely day, cool for SW Florida.