Marina, watercolor, 6.5x9.5" ©Diane Mannion
Day 26 of the 30/30
Started painting this on the dock at Fisherman's Village, Punta Gorda. Finished it later but had to change a lot to get it to work. The pilings, for example, were painted white near the tops. Had to darken them even though I like to be true to the scene while painting plein air. Also the forground boat was white, changed it to yellow and added more colorful sail covers for visual interest. It's early season here and several sailboats didn't even have sails on yet. About the only thing I didn't tinker with was the sky which painted itself in.