Wednesday, June 1, 2016


WATER PEOPLE, 20x16" oil on linen, Diane Mannion


This is the longest period I've not posted since 2008!  The miserable month of May, I called it, so I'll start off with the good news and then fill in the bad, which is rapidly healing to GOOD.

Honored and thrilled to have my painting, WATER PEOPLE accepted into the American Society of Marine Artists 17th National Exhibition, which will start September 9th 2016 at the Muscarelle Museum at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.  The show will move through several other museums during the year to end at the Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT 2018.

Had total knee replacement surgery, May 4th.  Thought I could paint through the pain, afterall, just add T to PAIN to get PAIN-T.  Didn't happen.  Healing and physical therapy took all my energy.

My little Moleskin sketchbook was with me constantly, usually reserved for thumbnail sketches, it was also useful for med and physical therapy charts, and a good place for grumbling, especially about hospital food!  They actually served me Kool-Aid Jello which I refused to eat.  Fortunately, was freed after two days and sent home to heal.  Have gone from walker to cane and now four weeks later... cane-free ready to go!


Wendy Barrett said...

Wow, Diane!!!!
This is amazing. You've captured the skin tones and muscles and postures so perfectly - not to mention the colours in the ocean and composition etc. Gorgeous!!!

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you, Wendy Barrett! Have been on healing hiatus... taking longer than I thought! But will review your beautiful book in the future. Thanks again for sending it. Diane

Wendy Barrett said...

My pleasure Diane. I hope you are feeling much better soon!