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Diane Mannion
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Rainy Day Palm
Rainy Day Palm, 8x10" oil, plein air, Diane Mannion Persistence Was beginning to think this painting panel was jinxed!  Fought it through to this stage which I don't hate too much.  Palm trees are difficult subjects, someone once told me it takes years to b...

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Lemon Bay Park
Lemon Bay Park, 6x8" oil, plein air, Diane Mannion Lemon Bay Under Purple Sky Painted with Englewood artists this morning at a local park.  Had to do a bit of visual bush pruning so the bay would show using my artistic license again.  Also removed another p...

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Stormy Day Peppers
Stormy Day Peppers, 6x8"oil, DMannion Floridian Summer  Late afternoon thunderstorms are fine but lately they've been happening in the morning also.  Early mornings are cool enough to walk the dog and paint outside but not while thunder rumbles.  May paint ...

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Sunflower and Friends
Sunflower and Friends, 6x8" pastel, Diane Mannion The Real Thing There's a wealth visual information when working from the real thing rather than a photo!  These flowers were wilting but still hanging on from a demo I did a week ago.  Set them up in the stu...

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LARRY
 Larry, 12x9" pastel from life, Diane Mannion Venice Art Center Portrait Studio So glad I went to the Venice portrait studio yesterday!  Happy to see a few artist buddies that haven't gone North for the summer. Used Canson Mi Teintes, blue paper smooth side...

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Just Beachy
Just Beachy, 6x8" pastel, field study, Diane Mannion Manasota Key Beach! Found a shady spot under a seagrape tree this morning and sketched with a few Englewood artists.  It's been brutally hot down here, a bit of sea breeze helped.  And almost every aftern...

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Caution Seagrass!
Caution Seagrass! 6.5x8.5" pastel, studio study, Diane Mannion Caution Seagrass Area! Met a few artists at a local park last week and sketched on Canson Mi Teintes with an alcohol wash underpainting with mostly Nupastels. Bay Harbor Sketch, 6x8" pastel, fie...

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1st Pastel Demo
1st Pastel Demo, 6.5x8.5" pastel, Diane Mannion Why Pastel? My 1st pastel demo at Ringling Englewood Art Center was unexpectedly fun and exciting!  It's off-season here in SW Florida… thought only a few people would trickle in.  While I set up my equipment,...

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This Morning
THIS MORNING, 6.5x8.5"pastel, Diane Mannion Field Study to Studio Sketch Sketched on the boardwalk of a local beach this morning with two other artists.  This spot is less than ten minutes from my house if I hit the lights right!  Lucky me! After scribbling...

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Lacy Mangroves
Lacy Mangroves, 6.5x8.5"pastel, Diane Mannion DUSTY Lacy Mangroves is based on a field study from my last post, Shady View.  Tried to visualize and remember the original reason for sketching this scene in the first place… loved the Gulf water sparkling thro...
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