Thursday, January 16, 2014

Mr Peanut

Diane Mannion, Mr Peanut, Snippet #17, 3.5x2.5" oil on linen/mounted

Mr Planter Peanut

At last, the shy Mr Peanut finally shows his face after resting from his journey across the E Bay.  Vintage fellow, unwrapped and dusted off now stands proudly between Mrs Butterworth and the mysterious Mr Green on my studio shelf.  
Heard lots of celebrating, loud music, toasting and tinkering of glass last night.  Hope my cast of characters aren't scratched, cracked, or otherwise damaged before their appearance on the model's stage.
Mrs Butterworth informed me that although her breakfast date at IHOP was delicious, she was rather bored hearing about Mr Peanut's ailments... especially his peanut allergy.  

This is the 17th day of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.  Phew!


Wendy Barrett said...

Love the three together Diane! Very vibrant!
I was interested to read a few posts back that you are also a writer and illustrator. What sort of books do you write?

Diane Mannion said...

Hi Wendy, Spent many years writing and illustrating children's books as Diane Paterson. Kept fine art separate at the same time as Diane Mannion. Published twelve books that I both wrote and illustrated, and overt sixty for other writers. The publishing world is not the same. Happier in fine art. Once in a while an illustration job comes along but it's all done on the computer and I don't like working that way.

Wendy Barrett said...

Wow Diane, that's a very impressive body of work! Imagine all the magic you have created for so many children over the years - not to mention the adults too! I googled some of your books and love your humorous style.

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks, Wendy. Feel like I've led two lives. My illustration technique was much different than my fine art style. I'm happier with the way my painting has developed. Illustration... not so much.