Cool Swimmer, watercolor, 5.5x8" ©Diane Mannion
Day 11 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days
Painted on Arches 140 lb cold press, my favorite paper! Pleased with this one, sometimes they're a surprise and if it weren't for the 30/30, I might not have painted it. From a photo reference I took last summer that I picked out of hundreds in my files.
I don't like painting from photos, so I changed and simplified this a lot. Worked on several layers of glazing using transparent colors in a fairly limited palette. A warm and cool of each primary. Also used masking for the highlights in the water and on the goggles.