Sunday, February 9, 2014


Diane Mannion, Private Outlook, 9x12" oil on linen
Revisited Again

On yesterday's blog, I promised to leave plein air studies alone.  Glad I didn't take my own advice this time!  Actually, this was only started when my subject folded the umbrella and left!  I scolded the poor soul on the way out, but think there was either a language or hearing problem.  Fortunately I had snapped a reference photo.

Pushed the values (darks and lights) and left the foreground unfinished to shift focus to the center of interest... the character in the red cap.  Totally thrilled with this one!


Matt Chinian Painting blog said...

This is Beautiful, Diane, the color of the umbrella works well as does the contrasting values, Nice!

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks, Matt! Every once in a while they paint themselves.

Susan Rose said...

You are really on a roll. The quality of light in this painting is enchanting. The water is amazing.

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you Susan! I realize how lucky I am to live here and paint this all year 'round!

Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

I keep going to the light in the distance! Beautiful.

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks, Anne, glad you like it. Sometimes, they work out just right.