Monday, November 2, 2015

Lifeguard Stand

Lifeguard Stand, 8x10" oil, plein air, Diane Mannion

Fresh Paint

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!
Leslie's shot of me working on a sunburn.
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!






4 comments:

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Fabulous painting and interesting post, Diane. Thank you.
Will be off to check out the
Peace River Painter on FBs

Johanbjurman@verizon.net said...

Great blog Diane. You have given so much info and written it so well. Thanks!

Diane Mannion said...

Julie, Have watched your work for many years and lately have seen an enormous jump in execution... colorful and poetic. Bravo! May take Peace River Painters a day or so to get their story on FB. Thanks for checking in. Fondly, Diane

Diane Mannion said...

Johan, Thank you for visiting my blog! I'm so pleased to know such a talented artist is my neighbor. May we share many hours painting together in the future! Visited your website and am amazed at your murals. Best, Diane