Saturday, April 5, 2014

Watt Ever

Diane Mannion, Watt Ever, 9x12" oil on linen
Electric Boat

Started this in my friend's backyard but realized soon after that this boat would need some serious technique tightening.  Could not knock this one out fast and had to resort to photo reference.  Boat was docked on a curved corner of a canel in Boca Grande, a lot had to be simplified.  

Wish I could have fit in the gigantic great dane that stood behind the fence, as large a pony... but would have thrown everything out of scale.  John remembered seeing an electric boat just like this one that was called... Batteries Not Included.

In my haste to post yesterday, there was a glitch that an alert FB reader was kind enough to point out. Below is the first post with the "drowning hand" flag reflection!  ACK!  Once I saw it, smudged it out with my finger... the beauty of wet oil paint.  Easy fix.


Unknown said...

Diane, nobody paints reflections on water as beautifully as you! this is charming and so masterfully composed, with the colors dancing just like the sunlight on the water. I love all the blue especially, and the contrast of the bright red flowers.

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you for your sweet comment, Katherine. This image will be replace with a slight correction in the morning. An alert FB friend pointed out something I've already changed!