Saturday, January 10, 2015

Shark Watchers


Shark Watchers, 6x6" oil, ©Diane Mannion

Mote Marine

Painting #10 of Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge... third of the way there!  Hooray! 

 This painting is close to my children's book illustrator style (as Diane Paterson), although I've always illustrated with watercolors.  Really happy with this one!  Fun mixing my "fine art world" with my illustration one.  Have always worked hard to keep both careers separate but sometimes wonder why.  
Stage one
Painted background first.


My classes start next week at Ringling Englewood (morning and afternoon on Wednesdays), and Punta Gorda VAC Friday mornings.   There're a few spots left... come join the fun!  

6 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

LOVE IT!

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks, Sue! Happy with this one, also.

martine paquet said...

So vibrant! I luke it!
Your little guys seem to enjoy the moment.

carol edan said...

Caught the moment... marvelous!!!

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks, Martine! Had to work from photo ref I took myself... but the colors were there! Red, yellow, and blue. Changed the boys appearance and moved some fish around. Helps to carry a camera at all times.

Diane Mannion said...

Carol, thank you. Yes, handy to carry a camera at all times. Mote Marine was a great place to capture moments like this... although I changed it a lot by adding and taking away. But the position of the figures was perfect... also the primary colors.