Diane Mannion, Garden Colors, 6x6" oil on canvas
This was my demo at Ringling Englewood today. Painted on top of an ultramarine blue acrylic sketch. Those specs of blue showing through help unify the image and vibrates with surface colors... in an abstract way. There was an abstract show opening inside while I painted outside with abstraction in mind. After all, composition is actually the abstraction of visual space.
My abstract underpainting and photo reference of my garden plants.
My teaching aids setup in Ringling's breezeway...cool painting spot.