Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Snook Nook

 Snook Nook, 8x10" oil, ©Diane Mannion

Before and After

Always a treat painting with friends!  Peace River Painters met in Boca Grande Monday, but I spent more time talking than painting… and a quick trip through the Bargain House didn't help either.

The image on the left is what I went home with.  Spent this morning fiddling, was either a wipeout or a good excuse to push paint.  Could work on these things forever, when is it really finished?  But I like some of the results, especially the light flecks showing through the fence.

The Snook Nook was built in 1910 and remains one of the most charming cottages on the island.
A little white dog sat in the doorway watching all the action.  A wonderful pink, fat-tire bike sat out front until someone rode off on it.  Folks walked by, joggers, dog walkers, a woman pushing a baby carriage.  Plenty of tourists stopped to peak as artists worked behind easels…  Wish I could have painted everything!  

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