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!