Diane McClary - Fine Artist

Diane McClary

La Quinta, CA - United States

 
 
 

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Diane McClary

La Quinta, CA - United States

Diane McClary - Fine Artist

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About Diane McClary

Painting and teaching are my two passions. I believe that they are equally important and that one feeds into the other. For the past 30 years I have been painting and involved in the study of fine art. The greatest influence on my painting style and process came from Sergei Bongart, the internationally known Russian Impressionist artist, and his colleagues, Ron Lukas, Sonny Apinchapong, and Delbert Gish. In the past, I was involved in attending and sponsoring workshops for the artists who worked with Sergei. For many years, I have exhibited, demonstrated, and taught painting and drawing workshops in Washington, Colorado, California, Florida, France, and Africa. I also organized a tour for artists to visit mainland China and study at the Zhejiang Provincial Fine Art Academy in Hangzhou.

As an Impressionist artist involved in capturing the true color of light in various situations, the majority of my work begins with a small painting executed onsite, or painting other forms of real-life subject matter, such as florals or still life compositions. In my plein air painting, I search for scenes outdoors where the color of light and shadow catch my attention. I will paint quickly to catch the impression on the canvas, and later in the studio, the small sketches will be enlarged to larger paintings. In the larger painting, my desire is to include the excitement and feeling that I experienced in the smaller study. Along with painting landscapes, I enjoy painting still lifes outdoors because of the beautiful color expressed on the subject matter that happens with the natural light.

The paintings that are shown here are a combination of scenes from the Northwest, travel, and more recently the Southwest, including many desert scenes. I prefer to paint with oil paints because of the strength of the color and the flexibility to make changes during the painting process. Each painting follows a practice taught with the Bongart School which involves three steps: first, painting large abstract shapes, which emphasize related strong color and value; second, modeling form for more definition; and third, finishing off with small accent strokes. Achieving beautiful color harmony by relating the various simplified color shapes is the desired final result.

Please visit my website at www.dianemcclary.com for further information about me.

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Paintings of the desert landscape at La Quinta, California

Diane McClary - Spring Prickly Pear Cactus
 

Spring Prickly Pear Cactus by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Desert Lupines in Bloom
 

Desert Lupines in Bloom by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Evening Ocotillo
 

Evening Ocotillo by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Beavertail Cactus
 

Beavertail Cactus by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Palm and Sunset
 

Palm and Sunset by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Golden Sunrise
 

Golden Sunrise by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - A Walk in La Quinta Cove
 

A Walk in La Quinta Cove by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - A Walk in La Quinta Cove 2
 

A Walk in La Quinta Cove 2 by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - A Walk in La Quinta Cove 1
 

A Walk in La Quinta Cove 1 by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - A Red Gate
 

A Red Gate by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Morning Has Risen
 

Morning Has Risen by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - A Peaceful Afternoon in La Quinta Cove
 

A Peaceful Afternoon in La Quinta Cove by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Palo Verde in La Quinta Cove
 

Palo Verde in La Quinta Cove by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Casa Tecate Sunrise
 

Casa Tecate Sunrise by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Verbena in Bloom
 

Verbena in Bloom by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Palms with Skirts
 

Palms with Skirts by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Palm Oasis at La Quinta Cove
 

Palm Oasis at La Quinta Cove by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Casa Tecate Sunrise 2
 

Casa Tecate Sunrise 2 by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Early Morning Light Smoke Tree
 

Early Morning Light Smoke Tree by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Morning Breaks
 

Morning Breaks by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - A Morning Walk
 

A Morning Walk by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Palm Trees Can Glow
 

Palm Trees Can Glow by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Spring in the Mountains
 

Spring in the Mountains by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Casa Tecate Yuccas
 

Casa Tecate Yuccas by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Morning at the Daily Grill
 

Morning at the Daily Grill by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - A Warm Spring Walk in the Cove
 

A Warm Spring Walk in the Cove by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Cove Doorway 2
 

Cove Doorway 2 by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - La Quinta Cove Orange Glow
 

La Quinta Cove Orange Glow by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - A New Day
 

A New Day by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - A Golden Sky
 

A Golden Sky by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Coming Home to Traditions
 

Coming Home to Traditions by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - La Quinta Shadows
 

La Quinta Shadows by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Avenida Montezuma Scene
 

Avenida Montezuma Scene by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - A Brilliant Sunrise
 

A Brilliant Sunrise by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Dawn at La Quinta Cove
 

Dawn at La Quinta Cove by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Mountain Morning
 

Mountain Morning by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Palms and Sunset
 

Palms and Sunset by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Smoketrees Light and Shadow
 

Smoketrees Light and Shadow by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Verbena 1
 

Verbena 1 by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Verbena 2
 

Verbena 2 by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Sunset at Coachella Valley
 

Sunset at Coachella Valley by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Smoketree on a Warm Day
 

Smoketree on a Warm Day by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Stormy Day
 

Stormy Day by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Early Morning Coffee at Old Town La Quinta
 

Early Morning Coffee at Old Town La Quinta by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Wisteria in Bloom
 

Wisteria in Bloom by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Santa Rosa Mountains in Spring
 

Santa Rosa Mountains in Spring by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - After the Rain 2
 

After the Rain 2 by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Evening Walk in La Quinta Cove
 

Evening Walk in La Quinta Cove by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - San Jacinto and Verbena
 

San Jacinto and Verbena by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Casa Tecate Gate 2
 

Casa Tecate Gate 2 by Diane McClary

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