Saturday, November 5, 2016


SPINDRIFTER, 6x6" oil, ©Diane Mannion

Recycled Surface

Painted this on top of an old portrait sketch which was on a gessoed board.  Sanded it first.  Put a bit of linseed oil in the paint for the fat over lean law.  

This is what Spindrifter looked like when first drawn with dark paint on top of some poor man's head.  Don't think the guy minded that I flipped him upside down to make it less confusing.
Sometimes I leave bits of the original surface showing through, didn't work here though.  Took many layers of thick paint to get it right.  This one was a struggle until I gave up and slapped paint down faster, then I liked it.  Funny how that happens

2 comments: said...

The end result is sunshine and wet sparkles... perfect.
I enjoyed trolling back a few to see what I have missed.
Your blog is such a treasure.

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you so much, Julie Ford Oliver! Love doing these small paintings and glad you like them. Sometimes, a competition (Randy Higbee's 6x6) creates an excuse to produce a few. Glad to report Treasure Hunting has been accepted, fourth or fifth year into his annual show.