Jane Painting, 6x6" oil, ©Diane Mannion
#4 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days. Jane painting at the Fisherman's Village Marina, Punta Gorda, Florida. Extremely talented friend!
Had a lot of problems with this one, changed the foreground arm and made the hat red instead of tan. Simplified the background and added more sailboat masts. Sometimes, it's more difficult to paint in a looser style than tightly rendered. Wanted to suggest movement of the artist on a breezy day. Fortunately, my daughter pointed out faults which I happily corrected, it's useful having another pair of eyes.
Underpainted with thin burnt sienna. Jane's arm was bent and rested on her easel but looked awkward or stubby. Enlarged the canvas she was painting on and extended the arm.