Venice Park, 8x10" oil, plein air, ©Diane Mannion
Peace River Painters in Venice
Beautiful morning painting with the Peace River Painters in Venice.
Resisted the impulse to fiddle with this later, simply signed and let it go. I'm sort of pleased with the light. Someone asked why I had painted the sky yellow... that's the way it looked early this morning. Was tempted to add the dog obedience class that appeared in the background, but kept it simple instead, true to my first impression of the scene. It was really all about the light.
I used limited palette of red, yellow, blue, white, plus red iron oxide. Absolutely NO solvents, and not a drop of linseed oil. Paint pushed around with stiff Silver Bristlon brushes and paper towels on linen panel. Simply pulled paint off brush to change colors, or used another brush. It works!
First stage roughed and rubbed in:
Afterwards, we gathered in Karen Hitt's Studio (who's still away on her Cinderella honeymoon) and enjoyed the cool air conditioning, refreshments, and art talk. Was wonderful meeting new artists and looking at the morning's output.
Photo thanks to Marina