Thursday, August 21, 2014


SANGRIA, 11x14" oil/linen, ©Diane Mannion

Summer Studio Painting

I'm happily tucked into the cool studio during the dog days of Floridian August!  After fast and loose plein air landscapes, it's a treat slowing down to a quiet and considered practice, sharpening technique, and painting things that hold still.  Refreshing change rearranging light and objects, playing with color and design.  And nice not having to dodge lightning bolts outside.
Stage 1: objects placed and values indicated.  
Stage 2: first layer of color blocked in.  
Painting was worked in alla prima method, no glazing.  
Widened bottle to strengthen composition.
Thanks for the word, Joseph Palmerio..."JUICY."



martine paquet said...

Lovely painting, Diane

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks, Martine Paquet!