Lifeguard Stand, 8x10" oil, plein air, Diane Mannion
Hit my reset button this morning on Manasota Key Beach! After weeks of other issues and distractions, it felt great getting out with the Peace River Painters and slashing away with the brush. Painting and not thinking... or at least only thinking with my eyes.
Too windy for the umbrella so I painted with sunglasses until the end, then removed them to see the colors. The lifeguard came over to make sure I had painted him big and muscular... his red shorts and viridian shirt were great accents. He put up a yellow caution flag because the water was rough and choppy.
I shrunk the distance to the surf and left out the rescue vehicle using my artistic license. Amazing how much color the camera does not see!
Fran and Helga!
Happy Helga painting in MY favorite painting spot.
Vincent (wearing his daughter's hat!) was bothered by biting ants and has learned to always spray his shoes with bug spray before painting.
Johan, recently landed snowbird from the far north and excellent artist and I'm happy to report... we're now neighbors, fellow Englewoodians.
Check out Peace River Painters on Facebook for photos of artists I didn't catch and to see their wonderful works. Great group!