Tuesday, October 1, 2013

CLOSE TO HOME

Diane Mannion, CLOSE TO HOME, September 2013, oil/canvas or linen


Here they are in all their glory!  Was pleased to find I had completed 22 instead of 21.

Was this challenge worth doing?  You betcha!  Many of these paintings would not have existed if not.  Pushed myself more than I normally would during a busy and month.

Was able to paint 30 paintings during the January 2013 Challenge, so I know it's possible. 

Diane Mannion, FLOWERS, January 2013, oil/canvas or linen

NOW WHAT?  Goals set by me!  Collection of larger paintings for galleries and competitions.

Next Leslie Saeta Challenge... January 2014!

19 comments:

Mo Teeuw said...

They all look fabulous together. There are some real 'crackers' there Diane.

Kaethe Bealer said...

Your work looks so cool together. Your talent comes through. i like how you did the collage with your professional name in the middle. :)

Maggie Ruley said...

Thanks for introducing yourself, lovely work.

Carol Steinberg said...

I admire your work, Diane...a real feeling for Florida! (My Dad and brother live there.)

DMannion said...

Thanks, Kaethe! And nice to meet you, Maggie. Carol, thank you for commenting. Keep painting away, All!

c.dingman said...

What a wonderful variety of artwork! It really shows your range. This would make a nice postcard.

DMannion said...

Thank you, Carlene! Postcard would be a fun idea, now if I could get every Floridian tourist to buy one.

Linda Nickles said...

Your collage looks great, Diane! I enjoyed following your work.

DMannion said...

Thanks, Linda! We'll do it again in January! Your work is lovely.

Johnna Schelling said...

Diane - you are an inspiration! I will look to you in January to keep me going. What fun, but hard / fulfilling work!

DMannion said...

Thank you, Johnna... we WILL do it in January. And thanks for your wonderful comment about my painting on DPW, Pat's Garden. It's one of my favorites!

Sandy Sandy said...

Beautiful collections Diane, both of them! I found this challenge to be a lot harder to keep up with than the one in January too.

Maga Fabler said...

Your collections look so terrific! Congratulations!

Wendy Barrett said...

Congratulations Diane! I really admire your stunning paintings! What a badge of honour to be able to post 2 collages!! You have inspired me to be open minded about January after all. I'm impressed that you have already pumped out another painting since the challenge ended. I'm still catching my breath!
It is a shame that we live on different continents as I would love to learn plein air painting from you. I just love your style!

Liana Yarckin said...

I love these beach themed paintings. Your collage grabbed my attention on Leslie's blog. Beautiful light shown here. Congratulations!

DMannion said...

Thank you, Liana, Wendy, Maga, and Sandy. Love the camaraderie of this challenge and the DPW artists. I'll be watching your work and commenting to each when I get a chance.

Judy Baker said...

Beautiful paintings and collage! I enjoyed seeing your collage from January also. You are a very talented artist. It is so rewarding meeting other artists in this challenge.

Marcela Strasdas said...

I have really enjoyed following your artwork these past few weeks, I think I discovered you half way through the challenge and I am happy I did! Happy painting!

DMannion said...

Thank you, Judy! Meeting new artists has been a real treat with this challenge.
And Happy Painting to you too, Marcela.
I'm so pleased with your comments and I'll keep an eye on your work, too.