Neighbor's Garden, 8x10" oil on linen, ©Diane Mannion
My studio view of the neighbor's garden where morning sunlight rakes shadow patterns across the lawn and sets the flowers ablaze with color. I've been wanting to paint this scene for a long time.
Interesting how light changes throughout the day, right now it's late afternoon and the flowers are deep in dark shadows. But the lawn is glowing with wonderful tree shadows cast from the west. A nocturne would be interesting with warm interior light glowing in the window, and outside... the tiny white garden lights that decorate the plants. Hope my neighbors don't think I'm nosy when they see me staring with my artist's eyes.
Have been busy painting our house, too. The walls, not on canvas. My studio's now a lovely shade of muted gray green. Refreshing!
And getting ready for a second solo show this year! This one in Englewood on Dearborn Street, the New Gallery in the Raymond James building. News will follow soon.