Gail and Gerda, 6x6" oil, ©Diane Mannion
#3 of 30/30. Gail and Gerda painting with watercolors at Manasota Key Beach. Started this sketch on location and left it unfinished on purpose. One of my goals for this 30/30 is to leave sketches unfinished and touch up later, not over-rendering. Usually, I try to finish on the spot, so this is a different method for me. It takes a lot of pressure off painting plein air not to worry about creating a finished product.
These small sketches are like practicing a musical instrument, a musician would never go on stage without hours of rehearsal. It's the same with painting, these are rehearsals for larger studio paintings.
Underpainting done on location and left unfinished.