Monday, December 2, 2013

Assael Medium

Diane Mannion, Assael Medium, Snippet #20, 3.5"x2.5" ACEO, oil on linen
New Snippet Series

A collector charmed me into painting a few more of these little gems for my Snippet Series.  
The first batch is almost sold out. 

They're painted on canvas, paper, or linen and mounted on board.  A great way to use up those spare scraps and extra paint.

I want to give my Snippet inspiration credit to Duane Keiser,  for his Oddiments.  Check them out!

Delightful working small today after finishing a 40x30" canvas.  Although I have painted these jars fast as an exercise... ten minutes each, I allow myself to take as long as I want with the Snippets.  Some take as long as an 8x10" plein air study, a couple of hours at least.  

I love to linger while painting... the longer I look, the more I see.

An artist friend gave me this little jar filled with a sample of the medium used by Steven Assael,
another fabulous artist to check out!  No, I haven't tried this medium.  I'm happy using paint from the tube and a speck of linseed oil once in a while.

Just noticed, the first time I painted this jar as a snippet...sold to a woman in Russia!

Purchase or auction information will be posted soon.  
Or contact me directly via email ( for special requests or commissions.


Linda Popple said...

I love this Snippet! I enjoyed your 10 min. paintings of the jars, too.

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks Linda! These little ones are so much fun.