Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Englewood Yard

Englewood Yard, 5x8" watercolor, plein air, ©Diane Mannion

Day 3 of 30/30 Chalenge

Painted with the Englewood Plein Air Painters on a hot summer morning.  Lots of creative energy  happens when artists focus on the same scene.  Interesting to see the variety of interpretations.  

It's not a view I would have chosen, but planted myself in one spot and let the brush react to light and color.  Impossible to actually paint every detail, so much is simply imagined and simplified.  It's an impression... rather than a rendering.

If there's just one piece of advice I have for folks... it's find a group or painting buddy!  Great incentive to "get out there."







5 comments:

martine paquet said...

Beautiful light!

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you, Martine! The light was beautiful and HOT but at least there was a breeze and no one complained.

Sandra Kavanaugh said...

Wonderful color and light. This makes me want to visit Florida again.

Diane Mannion said...

It's not bad down here, Sandra... even in the summers for over 20 years now. Thanks for your comment!

Marcela Strasdas said...

Beautiful play of colour! Interesting that ended up so successful and it was not the place you would have chosen to begin with. Nice work!