Sunday, January 15, 2017

Fran Painting

Fran Painting, 6x6" oil, ©Diane Mannion


#15 of 30/30.  Half way through 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.  Painful, but really glad I'm doing it.  If I were practicing a musical instrument, this time would HAVE to be done in order to improve or at least keep skill levels up.

Painting practice is the same as an athlete in training for a sport or a musician getting ready for a concert.  These small studies are practice for larger studio paintings.

Fran was painting early in the morning at Snook Haven in Venice, Florida with the Peace River Painters.  The light was spectacular!  Visually rearranged the composition to fit the signs in.  

Loved the term... SLOW DOWN NOW!  The bottom sign read Absolutely NO Dogs.  Johan absolutely obeyed this warning and kept Duke on the outside of this sign!

Underpainting with burnt sienna and ultramarine blue, leaving white of panel for lights.

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