Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Art Student

The Art Student, 12x9" oil on linen
©Diane Mannion

Rainy day studio painting.  When I took the reference photo, it was the first time ever for this artist to paint outside. Have changed her a lot... reduced age from fifty-something to twenty-something.  In the watercolor study yesterday (which already found a new home!), reduced the art student to about twelve.  Think it's time to paint another self-portrait... and shrink my age too!

Now until May 30, ring the bell at the mansion and someone will let you in:


Susan said...

VERY NICE! Without the lines of light, this painting would be boring. But with the light, it's highly appealing. I love light!

Johnna Schelling said...

funny - but I think you should do just that - repaint to your mind's-eye creative zone - whatever age that is. would be an awesome series, don't you think? My guess is one will not be enough. . . . ten, twenty, thirty, ha, ha.

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks, Susan...yes! The subject comes alive with light!

Diane Mannion said...

Johnna,yes, we're only as young as we think we are. It's the age of the imagination (mine's 5).