Saturday, March 5, 2016

Wave Watcher and Pelican Off Jetty

Pelican Off Jetty, 8x10" oil, Diane Mannion

Wipeouts Saved

Painted in Venice last week, with Tony D'Amico in the morning, then with Albert Handell in the afternoon!  Both of my paintings were wipeouts... but determined to make a record of both events, saved them back at the studio. 
Albert Handell taught a workshop for the North Port Art Center and I was invited to stop by when he gave a pastel demo at the Venice Jetty.  The students were enthusiastic and inspired by his teaching.
Wave Watcher, 8x10" oil, Diane Mannion
This was my morning painting, wiped off and rescued later.  Painted next to Tony D'Amico, wonderful artist and friend who painted an amazing one hour study.
Tony D'Amico working miracles!
It can be disappointing painting outside only to return with miserable failures.  But all is not lost if sketches, notes, photos, and memories are enough to push fresh paint over the wipeouts!

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