Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Godiva

Diane Mannion, GODIVA, 3.5x2.5" oil on linen/mounted, 2014 Snippet #1

HAPPY NEW PAINTING YEAR NEWS!

Warm wishes for the best year ever to all my friends and family.

Once again, (third time!) I made the commitment to paint 30 Paintings in 30 Days along with Leslie Saeta's group in January.  But since that promise, lots of opportunities have come up... therefore, I'll paint a much smaller, 3.5 x2.5" or Artist Trading Card size.  
Also known as ACEO (Artist Card Edition and Original), is an art form collected around the world.  My 2013 Snippets Series almost sold out (gifted a few) across the US, Canada, Europe, and even Russia.  
All January 30/30 Snippets will be auctioned through Dailypaintworks with bidding starting at 50 and free shipping.
Great way to use up my world's most expensive linen scraps.   It's also a terrific way to practice painting techniques, experiment, slow down and fiddle, or paint faster.  These small paintings are like practicing dance steps or keys on the piano... an artist's workout session.
I know I'm a day ahead here, but my work doesn't show up in the online galleries until tomorrow.
 
 Warning... More horn tooting:
*Two of my paintings have been accepted into the Punta Gorda National Show. 
*And another into the Women Painters of the Southeast Show.
*My painting, Rachal's Five, which won the Bowles Award for Outstanding Portraiture, Punta Gorda VAC, Greatest Hits show... also won the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD!  

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY

13 comments:

J & B said...

Congratulations and well deserved, you are an inspiration!
Happy New Year.

Linda Popple said...

Awesome!! Congratulations!!

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you, J &B!

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you for the kind words, Linda.

Margaret S Milligan said...

Well done you, what a great start to the year! Lovely little painting, look forward to seeing the other 29!

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks, Margaret... and it WAS delicious.

Sea Dean said...

And we're off! Great painting. Love the colour.

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks, Sea!

Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

Happy New Year Diane and I look forward to seeing your work this month. Congratulations on all good news.

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you, Anne! And may it be a great year for all of us.

sue gardner said...

Beautiful little painting, and congratulations!

Veronica El-Dayisty said...

Beautiful painting. Congratulations on the accolades. Well deserved. Best wishes withe the 30 in 30

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you, Sue and Veronica! It's wonderful painting along with the 30/30 artists, friendly place.