Thursday, April 3, 2014


Diane Mannion, Illuminated Vista, 9x12" oil on linen, plein air.

Morning Light Chasers

Was a pleasure painting with the Light Chasers Plein Air painters!   Saw many fine paintings and smiling artists.  I'm pleased with my morning's work... although it's difficult to think of it as "work."

Thought I'd touch this painting up later... but decided to let it be.  It captures the light and feeling of the moment, especially when that sunlight hit those yellow flowers!   And tinkering with a plein air study too much can destroy its spontaneity.  I'd rather use this painting as reference for a larger version, not a copy but one based on this light, color, and composition.

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