from small sketches on a dreary day to a New Birthday Design.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018
There's never just the right color to copy nature, so one has to use whatever is at hand. Make whatever relations are necessary to make the color scheme work. I start with Phthalo Blue as underpainting. It's my current infatuation.
The artistry is not in matching a given color, but rather in matching its effect: its luminosity, its weight, its modification of the colors around it.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
A simple example of how I create a new design for license. This is my recent illustration of some farm fresh sunflowers.
This summer cottage was painted years ago. I layered the sunflower stilllife onto this summer landscape. Nothing beats the joy of working with real paints, but photoshop can help me tell a better story...check out my New Sunflower Greetings.
Friday, September 7, 2018
Just wrapping up a busy day...enjoying my sunflower bouquet from La Basse Cour. You can see why I just have to go get my paints out.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Pink Roses are from last month, Lavender Iris just bloom this week, just in time to complete this composition.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
My gypsy life style offers me endless opportunities for lovely inspirations. But sometimes, I dont have to go far for a change of scenery. The breezy porch at Schoharie Free Library is a fine spot on a summer afternoon with a book.
Monday, May 7, 2018
This vision of a vibrant local economy that operates in balance with nature is both "old-fastioned / traditonal" and "modern / science-based". The desired result is sustainable agricultural on a human scale, which allows the beauty of the landscape to be conserved while keeping more local money circulating within the community.
Contact Diane Frances at 607-538-9707 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about what is planned, and to find out how you can get involved.