Diane Mannion, Shed Some Light On It, 10x8" oil on linen
"What if".. the theme of my painting class yesterday. Working from a photo, I challenged the students to think... what if there was something else happening. What if the shed door was open? What if there was a chair? What if the garbage container wasn't in the photo?
Blocked in colors. Didn't like how the corner of the shed fell dead center. Decided to make changes.
Changed roof perspective and raised bottom of shed. Working in studio the next day, I could focus without having to explain everything.
The finished painting again: Added chair, sky holes, lengthened door... and CAT! For such a small painting, thought a figure would be too much.
Happy with it!