Monday, April 22, 2013

Punta Gorda Fountain

 Diane Mannion, Punta Gorda Fountain, 8x10" o/c, 100% plein air

Punta Gorda VAC Plein Air News!
Like my sketch composition better... oh well.  Worried about the fountain top ending up too close to the top edge, I cut off too much on the bottom.  Fairly happy with the colors and simplification of a complex scene.   And well worth the morning spent painting with the VAC Plein Air group in the Herald Court neighborhood.  Glad I didn't paint near Claire and Sharon though, trucks pulled in and blocked their view! 
 Thumbnail sketch
Complex location
Afterwards, we had a get together in Claire Harvey's studio in the Atelier nearby.  Wine, cheese, show and tell, and passing of the baton!  After years and years, Claire is turning over leadership of the group to Sharon Yarbrough.  Thank you, Claire for an outstanding job keeping this group of restless artists together!  Clarie is a direct link to Frank Miles, one of the founders, and a fine friend we all miss terribly.  Looking forward to a bright future with our new fearless leader, Sharon.  Thanks for shouldering this awesome responsibility!



Sandy Sandy Art said...

This piece really caught my eye Diane. Love all the extras you've posted with it!

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you, Sandy! Nice to know you enjoyed my blog post and nice horse!