Sunday, June 16, 2013

Arcadia Depot

 Diane Mannion, Arcadia Depot, 8x10" oil on linen

Drove out to Arcadia to paint with another artist early Sunday morning.  We could have set our easels up in the middle of the road, it was like a ghost town.  Started with a sketch of the Depot building... collected color notes and memorized light effects.  Should have followed my thumbnail sketch because my composition was way off... wiped off first attempt.  The finished painting above was painted later from reference, studio painting created from the mornings research.

Thumbnail sketch

 Me painting first future wipe out!

I have a renewed respect for city painters!  It's tough!


Anonymous said...

The train depot came really nice.

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks, Sharon! Was fun painting with you. Your paintings were terrific... lots of charm and feeling of the place.