Saturday, January 7, 2017

Johan and Duke

Johan and Duke, 6x6" oil, ©Diane Mannion


#7 of 30/30.  Painted with Johan and Duke at the Fishery in Placida on a Monday morning before the shops opened.  I opened the umbrella for dramatic effect.

 Painted this plein air except for having Johan and Duke pose for reference and added them later.  Don't even have an earlier version, just one of those times when I was too busy painting to stop and take progression shots.

Shortly after sitting for the reference photo, Duke managed to roll in something deathly ripe and stinky.  Typical lab!  

Happy with the loose brushwork and quality of light.  After a couple hundred paintings, one will turn out just right.  My favorite painting of this 30/30!

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