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

Friday, December 21, 2012

Deck the Halls with...

Home and Hearth, watercolor, ink, markers, 8X8
Since my "hearth" isn't much, this is a picture I did of a good friend's last Christmas. It was a Christmas gift to them, but I have this electronic copy. There is a wonderful sense of "Home" in this house.

As for the artsy stuff, I was experimenting the dual pens and markers, then I added some watercolors for a wider palette. The tree on the left is a little half tree that actually hangs on the wall. I used my Artistic License to set it on the little table. Their real tree was on the other side of the room and out of my line of sight while drawing and painting. Now I look at it, I think I should have used a cooler color for the shadows.


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog, Greg Lee's reference material is demanding and complicated and I don't have the skill to simplify.
    I enjoy seeing your work and and the different subjects.

    1. Thank you Horst, I always enjoy visiting our blog, it's in my "favourites" list so I'm notifired when you post. Your early work was good, but it keeps getting even better!

  2. Ciao Dianne,
    è vero il caminetto trasmette calore e senso di casa e intimità... bella sensazione!
    Ciao, ciao, tanti auguri, Floriana

  3. Grazie a la bella Floriana! I hope I said that right.

  4. Hello Dianne:) This sure is the Christmas spirit! I love it:)