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

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Manarola, a Goal

On the easel:
Manarola, Cinque Terre, 8X10 acrylic
An Italian friend gave me some pictures of this area. The other day I was doing my "Gallery sit" and they asked us to bring something to paint while we were there, so it seemed the time was right to start on this one. It's in acrylic, and recently I've been working in oils. Forgot how fast they dry! The Masterson sta-wet palette is wonderful for this, but I forgot and just plopped some "Gray Matters" paper palettes in the case and headed off. I should have used the sta-wet feature!! Fortunately I had a little spray bottle and kept moistening the paints.

This was odd because I started at the bottom of the picture. Perhaps I got entranced by the road system hanging off the cliffs and the reflections in the water.
Putting a lot of water and a little paint worked well to wash in some of the colors intended for certain areas. To keep them straight.


  1. Hi Dianne:) Wow, this is going to be beautiful! Love the reflections in the water and the compostion is very beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished painting:)

    1. Hi Renate ;-} Thank you. I must give credit where credit is due, God made the scenery and I must credit the photographer for the great photo. It is a joy to paint it, I love the color of warm seas.