Friday, June 6, 2014

Orchid House

Orchid House, 11x14" oil on linen, ©Diane Mannion

The Danger of Painting at Nurseries

Second in my summer gardenscape series... paintings started outside and finished in the studio.  Endless inspiration in local nurseries!  This was a complicated subject worked tight and loose at the same time.  Had to simplify and make things up as usual.  But happy that I captured the incredible pleasure of peeking inside this little orchid house.

My painting after an hour on location.  Changed things around for stronger composition. 
Beginning block in stage.
The danger of painting at nurseries is bringing home plants!  
This time, an olive tree for John.