• Becky's Garden Shoppe

    25 days ago - By Diane Mannion

    Becky's Garden Shoppe, sketchbook watercolor, DMannion
    Becky's Green Thumb
    Day 16 of 30/30
    Visited a new shop and garden center opened by my friend, Master Gardener Becky. Colorful and creative, her place rocks! Fun to visit, buy plants and much more, from crafts to art. 6450 Elliott Street, Punta Gorda, FL Open Tues-Sat 8-4.
    This sketch was tough! Not easy to simplify, but wanted to show the front of the shop. Becky didn't hold still long enough to pose, so had to use visual memory. A lot more to paint there, can't wait to go back!
    DAY 16 of Strada Easel 30 Day Challenge, Leslie Saeta's...
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  • 9 New Watercolors

    9 New Watercolors

    25 days ago - By Diane Mannion

    Great Blue and White Herons, sketchbook watercolor, 5x8"My favorite painting of this group!
    WATERCOLOR SPLASH!
    Still splashing about with watercolors... haven't stopped since the 30 watercolors in 30 days challenge. Watercolors in the morning, once in a while a pastel, and oils in the afternoon, not a bad plan.
    I think it's healthy for an artist to work in different mediums, one informs the other. I've learned a lot about simplifying masses with watercolor, and a lot about color with pastels. My oil paintings are showing the results. Have not been showing oil paintings until my show in...
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