Saturday, January 24, 2015

Blue and Tangerine

Blue and Tangerine, 6x6" oil, Diane Mannion
23 of 30/30

Painting in Punta Gorda

Painted along with my students yesterday in Punta Gorda VAC.  Had this one roughed in but finished later.  Beginners to advanced in my class, working in watercolor, acrylic, and oil.  

Showed a few contemporary artist's work on my iPad and pointed out various working methods and techniques.  Colley Whisson and Daniel Keys for brushwork and style.  Joseph Raffael's watercolors for working methods and scale.  Charles Reid for watercolor technique.  My list of favorites is endless...  

Explained how still life painting is great practice for everything else, from landscapes to figurative... it's all about the color and values flowing through the composition.  Almost doesn't matter what the subject is!


4 comments:

Jo Harris said...

Great colors!

Renee Brennan said...

Nice Diane!!! Blue glass, tangerines and flowers..can't go wrong there!

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you, Renee and Jo! It's that old saying, "Value does the work, color takes the credit."

Jeanette Crawford Baird said...

This is a beauty!!!