Farlow's, 10x8" oil, Diane Mannion
This painting was a double challenge. Painting on a cloudy day... no strong shadows. Painting while under emotional distress.
Started as a plein air on a cloudy day in a very unexciting location (at least for me) at a local restaurant with fresh plantings (no weeds, no character). Wish I had taken a snapshot of the first attempt which was pretty awful.
Liked the flower pot and color of the plants but had to do a lot of re-landscaping.
Days later, painted from this photo reference but could not get it to work.
Bought a few plants to match the ones from original location, and added the foreground pot from my own yard. Painted from life outside on another cloudy day.
Discovered I can paint on cloudy days while under duress and save a painting from the garbage bin!
My Miserable Thumbnail Sketch