Thursday, November 6, 2014

HERMITAGE MORNING

Hermitage Morning, 8x10" oil, plein air, ©Diane Mannion

Ringling College Englewood Paintout

Painted at the Hermitage on Manasota Key today with a group of enthusiastic artists.  Couldn't ask for better weather and almost bug-free conditions.  A few years ago lovebugs swarmed and stuck in everyone's paints.  Fortunately, there were only a few ants and mosquitos to contend with today.

I was struck by the triangle of light on the house and how it spilled across the yard.  Played with warm and cool, dark and light.  Happy with this one!  Hoo Ha!

2 comments:

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I simply ADORE the triangle of light and that window.
You really caught the feeling of sunshine and shadows.

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you, Julie Ford Oliver! Sometimes, I think a painting paints itself. Or maybe the practice of daily painting is finally showing results. Anyway, I'm painting the light and squinting more to see the masses.