Monday, October 14, 2013

Punta Gorda History Park 2013

Diane Mannion, History Park, 8x10" oil on linen, plein air

Color and Values

 Punta Gorda History Park
Had every intention of painting a flower in a flower pot this morning, focusing on something simple... but was struck by the light and angles of the roof tops, a challenge, but well worth the effort.  

 This is how it looked earlier.  Loved the shaft of light on the grass in the foreground, but would not fit in my compostion.  Was happy later when it appeared between the buildings. 
Fast, scribbled thumbnail sketch helped lock in the composition.  
 Final painting again to compare.  Simplified composition, focused on light and color.  
Took it home and did not retouch it.  A morning well spent!
Masterpieces and artists lined up to talk and trade painting secrets.
VAC Punta Gorda Plein Air Painters!  Talented and friendly group!

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