Artists Statement

I paint as often and as much as I can. I take classes when I can afford it, but the money usually goes to buy more art supplies. This blog is to share the results with you! I am a Work in Progress.

Dianne Lanning Fine

Monday, June 20, 2011

Painting daily, need to post more often!

China Orchids, watercolor 6X8
The warm weather is beginning, and with it the plein air painting. The rains seem to have ceased, and there have been meet-ups for painting in the open. The French easel gave me quite a pinch last time, but I won, it set up just fine. As soon as I download the pictures from the camera, there will be "WIP" pictures.
In the mean time this little watercolor is actually of two porcelain orchids belonging to a friend. They were lovely with a matte finish, and delicately painted.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Well, THAT was embarrassing!

Today was the first day where there was absolutely NO excuse for not going out and doing a bit of plein air. All I can say is that it's a good thing I took pictures. Today's results will not be posted, however, before I went out I did a little painting as a result of watching a National Geographic documentary last night:
Egyptian Afternoon
There was one shot in between some of the scenes, only there for a moment, but it captured the feeling of the burning heat of which the desert is capable. This is a 6X6 watercolor.

Now this one:
Mother Hubbard's veggie bin
This was done as the result of an Art Challenge last month. Somehow I managed to delete that post. Don't ask. This is an 8X10 oil. It's a yam, the pale thing is a slice of cantaloupe.

Monday, June 6, 2011

June is busting out all over!

Bob's Birthday Tulips
Now it's June. Getting closer to summer. Hmmm, doesn't feel much like it yet here. However, we usually have only 2 seasons, Spring and Autumn, so the hills are turning brown now as though the rains have stopped already. However, the rains have NOT stopped it rains almost every day. So howcum the hills are brown? Habit? Serendipity! Ah, yes. It has meant rescheduling some plein air time, but the roses have been doing some wonderful things.