Thursday, January 9, 2014

Small Bouquet

Diane Mannion, Small Bouquet, Snippet #10, 3.5 x2.5" oil on linen/mounted

Third of the Way There

Tenth painting and tenth day of the Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge, two thirds of the month to go!  These little paintings take lots of patience, but are a good way to practice composition and everything else.  

Lots of cropping and adjusting to fit the subject in such a tiny space gracefully.  Haven't been doing any sketches before hand because they are so small... just indicate placement with a few dots and dashes and hang things on from there.

Will be posting much larger paintings in February, I promise!


Unknown said...

love the colours and brushwork in this one, well done!

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks, Margaret. Hope you're getting through the 30/30 with ease.

MDS said...

Loving the color and light in this painting!
Great job!