Thursday, April 2, 2015

Boca Gate Again

Boca Gate Again, 5x7" watercolor sketch, Diane Mannion

Boca Grande

Found a cool parking spot on a quiet street to sketch...  away from tourists and other prying eyes.  Sometimes, I just want to paint alone.  Can understand why Jamie Wyeth likes to paint inside of a box.  Boca was swarming with folks visiting for Easter.

 I like my thumbnail sketch more than the watercolor.
First stage painted with ultramarine blue, then started applying local colors.
Didn't erase my pencil lines because I like their energy.  I only paint on one side of my sketchbook pages so they can be removed, matted, framed and sold. 
Boca Gate, 6x6" oil, ©Diane Mannion
Painted this one last year.

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