Monday, February 18, 2013

Venice Beach Rocks

Diane Mannion, 36 Venice Beach Rocks, plein air, 8x10" o/c
We had frost last night, had to scrape the windshield earlier, but by mid-morning I was painting on the boardwalk.  Tourists walked by in flip-flops and bathing suits.  People waded close to shore hunting for shark's teeth, a popular sport down here, fossil shark's teeth... not the fresh ones.

Last Friday, I painted at the Venice Art Center portrait studio, elbow to elbow during this busy season, but always a treat painting from life.  
Diane Mannion, 35 Former VAC President, 6x8" o/c

4 comments: said...

Two lovely paintings and it shows how you can paint anything well!
Love the beach scene because I feel the air and sunshine in it. I enjoyed seeing the man so well painted with the ear placed just right! Must be all those hours of drawing over the years.

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks, Julie, you're so kind! Can't wait to try your fracturing technique. Maybe next week.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Two wonderful paintings - I especially like the depth and atmosphere you have created in both.

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you, Clare. Your comments mean a lot to me.