Friday, September 26, 2014


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.


Michele said...

Am enjoying all of your paintings, Diane! Again, I love that you're doing watercolors, they're wonderful! Michele

Kathleen Eve Kelly said...

I would have known where you were even if you didn't say...and all you did was take some artistic license to change a color or two...why, I even bet the Mona Lisa had blue eyes but he decided to paint them brown! We'll never know and guess what? No one will ever know about the boat colors!

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks, Kathleen. I'm not used to painting with watercolors for plein air... a whole different experience. So much planning ahead.

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks so much, Michele! Glad to see your gorgeous paintings in the 30/30! Will have more time to report on them when it's over. SOON!