Thursday, September 5, 2013

Still by the Pond

Diane Mannion, Still by the Pond, 8x10" oil on canvas
#5 for my 30/30 Challenge, Close to Home

Field Study to Studio

Painted for a short time at the Englewood Sports Complex this morning. 
The scene
Thumbnail sketch
Sketched on canvas with transparent orange oxide
Color notes and block-in thirty minutes from thumbnail sketch
Finished a few hours later back in the studio

A note about the title:  Every time I've painted in this location the same little white egret has been wading along the edge of the pond.  Today, a little blue heron joined him.

And I would have spent more time on location but was in a lonely spot when two guys pulled up in a pickup.  Made me nervous, so I made a quick exit.  Safety first!


Linda Popple said...

Nice landscape. I like your softness. Thanks for sharing the process.

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you, Linda. I would have spent more time on location but a car with some, well, interesting guys pulled up and I was there all alone. Made a swift exit. Safety first.

shirley fachilla said...

I get such a feeling of movement with this painting. It's as though I can feel the breeze ruffling those light-struck leaves. Very nice.

Diane Mannion said...

Shirley, thank you for your lovely comment!