Friday, July 5, 2013

Boca Depot Bike Path


Diane Mannion, Boca Depot Bike Path, 8x10" o/c plein air
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Managed to find some sunshine between thunderstorms and painted in Boca Grande by the Depot Building, around 8 in the morning while some folks were catching up on bike and running time before even more rain.  It's raining again now while I'm writing this.  My sixty pound poodle, after suffering from Fourth of July celebrations last night, is trembling again from distant thunder.  Fireworks, thunder, and sneezing are her greatest fears... aside from the big scary exercise ball in the family room.

Worked on this for an hour an a half on location and added the biker and shopper later.  Have been studying the work of a few fabulous artists... will report later.  Have to unplug computer, don't trust the surge protector... thunder boomers overhead

5 comments:

Wendy Barrett said...

Love this Diane! You've captured such a sunny and vibrant moment in time.

DMannion said...

Thank you, Wendy. Floridians are not used to so much rain... we thrive on sunshine! So recent rains have made us appreciate sunny days even more. There's something special about painting on location... some of that energy sticks to the brush, which is what makes it so much fun.

Maria Bennett Hock said...

Love the feeling of this piece. The sunlight and inviting composition make me feel like I am there...

DMannion said...

Maria! Anytime you're in SW Florida... come paint with me! I didn't like this one until I put the bike rider in later and tinkered only a little. But it was a beautiful few hours between rain painting on location. It's raining again! Over twenty years in Florida and I've never seen so much.

Michael T Brady said...

We are coming to the west coast of Florida in mid-March. Do you have a location or gallery we can visit and maybe purchase some of your paintings? My wife loves your work.