Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sharky's Fin

Sharky's Fin, 9x12" oil, plein air, Diane Mannion

Light Show

While painting this scene in Venice, some cloud shadows created a dramatic, but fleeting light show!  Noticed right away that it would strengthen my composition.  Had to paint the effect mostly from memory, but think I caught it.
This is the early, primitive stage my painting was before the cloud shadows happened.  Darkening the foreground and adding the dramatic slash of light towards Sharky's was a happy accident that made the painting come alive for me!  Love the new fins on top of Sharky's.

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