Sharky's Fin, 9x12" oil, plein air, Diane Mannion
While painting this scene in Venice, some cloud shadows created a dramatic, but fleeting light show! Noticed right away that it would strengthen my composition. Had to paint the effect mostly from memory, but think I caught it.
This is the early, primitive stage my painting was before the cloud shadows happened. Darkening the foreground and adding the dramatic slash of light towards Sharky's was a happy accident that made the painting come alive for me! Love the new fins on top of Sharky's.