Beach Day, 8x10" oil on linen, ©Diane Mannion
This painting started on location as a plein air study which I took home and wiped off. Repainted from photo reference and memory. Sometimes, I finish a painting on the spot, take it home and sign it. Wonderful when it happens, but this one was a struggle!
Although I'm pleased with this alla prima impression of a wonderful morning painting with friends on Manasota Key Beach... will have to call it a studio painting, not plein air. But in the end it's what makes a good painting that counts.
Block in stage... later wiped. Thanks for the photo, Sharon Yarbrough!
My morning painting spot.