Friday, September 7, 2018

Dog Park

Dog Park, sketchbook watercolor, 5.5x7" DMannion

Dog Park Watercolor
Day 7

Painted this after walking my dog, and no, not IN the dog park.  This view is from my car on the other side of a pond at a safe distance.  Haven't been back inside the dog park since my dog was attacked by two sharpeis.  Every dog training school I've been to has said... stay out of dog parks!  It's not the dogs, it's the people.  I could go on with horror stories but this blog is about painting.  

Don't feel this is my best attempt, every painting can't be a masterpiece... but good practice for the next one.  The best thing about these 30 paintings in 30 days challenges is the incentive to paint, just paint and paint.  I paint all the time anyway, almost every day.  But have pledged (to myself) to work in watercolor in this challenge in the mornings.  Oils and pastels later.

Strada Easel Painting from Life Challenge 30/30, and Leslie Saeta's 30/30 9/18 Challenge at same time.  A two for one!


Robie Benve said...

This is truly beautiful Diane, awesome job!

laurelle said...

I like it very much, Diane, and I marvel at how much you can put in a composition in a morning. Gorgeous, rich colors!

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you for your kind words, Robie! After years using watercolor as an illustrator, it's fun to "re-learn" the medium for fun, not work! It's all play or why else do it!

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you for noticing my little sketchbook watercolors, Laurelle! I appreciate it.