Monday, June 8, 2015

Venice Park

Venice Park, 8x10" oil, plein air, ©Diane Mannion

Peace River Painters in Venice

Beautiful morning painting with the Peace River Painters in Venice.  

Resisted the impulse to fiddle with this later, simply signed and let it go.  I'm sort of pleased with the light.  Someone asked why I had painted the sky yellow... that's the way it looked early this morning.  Was tempted to add the dog obedience class that appeared in the background, but kept it simple instead, true to my first impression of the scene.  It was really all about the light.

I used limited palette of red, yellow, blue, white, plus red iron oxide.  Absolutely NO solvents, and not a drop of linseed oil.  Paint pushed around with stiff Silver Bristlon brushes and paper towels on linen panel.  Simply pulled paint off brush to change colors, or used another brush.  It works!
First stage roughed and rubbed in:
Afterwards, we gathered in Karen Hitt's Studio (who's still away on her Cinderella honeymoon) and enjoyed the cool air conditioning, refreshments, and art talk.  Was wonderful meeting new artists and looking at the morning's output.
Sally, Cory, and me, while leading the critique. 
We learn from each other.
Photo thanks to Marina


Cory said...

Enjoyed painting with the group this morning (after I finally got rolling!) Hope to join up with you again soon!

Diane Mannion said...

Cory... you "rolled well!" and turned out a good one as usual! Love painting with you and hope to again soon, hopefully at the beach.