Little Sarasota Bay, 6x6" oil on canvas, ©Diane Mannion
Painted with a lot of artists and friends from the VAC Punta Gorda Plein Air Painters today at the Bay Preserve in Osprey. Flattered so many saw my solo show in the mansion and thankful that Suzanne ran up and down the stairs to let everyone in.
Eileen watching me paint.
Photo of myself as a living billboard!
Eileen's gorgeous oil on left, and my watercolor, and oil block in.
(photos courtesy of Sharon Yarbrough, Fearless leader of VAC Plein Air Group)
Magic happens when artists line up their paintings and compare notes afterwards. Compliments and tips are plentiful. These mini-crits are a way of learning and growing. Looking forward to painting with this group again.
Instead of my usual black and white thumbnail drawings before starting an oil... I've been doing watercolor sketches. First sketched lightly with a sienna watercolor pencil which blended in when painted over. Here's this morning's warm-up:
Little Sarasota Bay, 6x6" wc on hotpress paper, ©Diane Mannion
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