Friday, January 2, 2015

One Two Buckle My Shoe

One Two Buckle My Shoe, 6x6" oil/panel, ©Diane Mannion


While taking photos of my family last week, some interesting figures appeared in the backgrounds.  I'll admit, it's one way I can take photos without being noticed too much... aim for my family and actually focus on the background figures.  This intimate moment of a Mennonite mom adjusting her sons sandal won my heart.  

I've changed appearances to protect their privacy.  If I ask permission to photograph, it's not the same, I end up with toothy grins and stiff self-consciousness.  I prefer to work from spontaneous moments like this mom and her sons.

Worked on a warm tinted mid-value Jack Richeson Gessoed Hardboard Panel.  Drew the underpainting with red iron oxide.  Here's what the first stage looked like:
Red iron oxide underpainting on warm mid-tone

Day 2 of Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.  Yikes.  Wish I could paint faster!

Found out that my painting, SEMINOLE TRADER was a Bold Brush FAV 15% Winner for November!   Whoot!


Jill Rae Finally Art said...

Wow great painting! love the colors and brush strokes.

Melissa said...

Love this piece..a real charmer!

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you, Melissa. And thanks, Jill... glad you like my painting!

Wendy Barrett said...

GORGEOUS!!You've captured a very vivid moment in time!

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks, Wendy! Sometimes, a snapshot comes in handy. Only wish I had noticed this little family sooner.