Boathouse, 8x10" oil, plein air, Diane Mannion
Once in a while, like catching a big fish, or golfing hole-in-one (although I've never played golf!), a painting works out better than expected. Maybe, one in thirty or fifty plein air paintings are keepers right from the field. Stayed a bit longer to finish this one because I knew it was going well. Oh, happy day!
Wonderful seeing so many friends and painters with the Light Chasers this morning. Loved it when a total stranger hugged me and said she loved my painting. Her husband said, "It looks just like a photo (urgh), but the nice lady said... "It's BETTER than a photo!" I know folks say it looks like a photo as a compliment, but I want my paintings to look like paintings, not photos.
Location shot, left out the black plastic bag behind the boat and simplified a bit.