Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Gail and Gerda

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.

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