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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A selection of landscape paintings created during my travels

Diane McClary - Desert Lupines in Bloom
 

Desert Lupines in Bloom by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Spring in the Mountains
 

Spring in the Mountains by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Verbena in Bloom
 

Verbena in Bloom by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Vineyard and Lavender in Provence
 

Vineyard and Lavender in Provence by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Early Light on Palm Trees
 

Early Light on Palm Trees by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Early Morning Light Smoke Tree
 

Early Morning Light Smoke Tree by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Sedona Coffee Pot Rock
 

Sedona Coffee Pot Rock by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Sedona Afternoon Light
 

Sedona Afternoon Light by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Lupines and Desert Sunflowers
 

Lupines and Desert Sunflowers by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Mi Casa Es Su Casa
 

Mi Casa Es Su Casa by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Yucca at Sedona
 

Yucca at Sedona by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Spring Palo Verde
 

Spring Palo Verde by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Dawn at La Quinta Cove
 

Dawn at La Quinta Cove by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Early Morning at Thousand Palms
 

Early Morning at Thousand Palms by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Sunset at Coachella Valley Study
 

Sunset at Coachella Valley Study by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Clouds at Thousand Palms
 

Clouds at Thousand Palms by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Mountain Morning
 

Mountain Morning by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Gold Creek Snoqualmie Pass
 

Gold Creek Snoqualmie Pass by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Park Sunrise at Mount Rainier
 

Park Sunrise at Mount Rainier by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Mount Rainier from Vashon Island
 

Mount Rainier from Vashon Island by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Mount Rainier from Lake Tipsoo
 

Mount Rainier from Lake Tipsoo by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Mount Rainier and Yellow Sky
 

Mount Rainier and Yellow Sky by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Autumn Poppy Field
 

Autumn Poppy Field by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Autumn in the Mountains
 

Autumn in the Mountains by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Autumn Color at Mount Rainier
 

Autumn Color at Mount Rainier by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Spring
 

Spring by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - St. Columne Lavender Field
 

St. Columne Lavender Field by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Green Harmony
 

Green Harmony by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Early Spring
 

Early Spring by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Orange Glow La Quinta Cove
 

Orange Glow La Quinta Cove by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Spring at Mount Rainier
 

Spring at Mount Rainier by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - A Tranquil Moment
 

A Tranquil Moment by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Early Snow Cascade Mountains
 

Early Snow Cascade Mountains by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Hilltop Village Switzerland
 

Hilltop Village Switzerland by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Flowering Cherry
 

Flowering Cherry by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Winter at Martha Lake
 

Winter at Martha Lake by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Washington Evergreens
 

Washington Evergreens by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Village on the Danube
 

Village on the Danube by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Snow Shadows 1
 

Snow Shadows 1 by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Sierra Nevadas Mount Tom
 

Sierra Nevadas Mount Tom by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Martha Lake Clematis
 

Martha Lake Clematis by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Martha Lake
 

Martha Lake by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Lavender Garden on Vashon Island
 

Lavender Garden on Vashon Island by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Eastern Washington Winter
 

Eastern Washington Winter by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Late Afternoon Light in La Quinta Cove
 

Late Afternoon Light in La Quinta Cove by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Evening Walk in La Quinta Cove
 

Evening Walk in La Quinta Cove by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Vineyard and Red Poppies
 

Vineyard and Red Poppies by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Quiet Reflections at Harry
 

Quiet Reflections at Harry's Pond by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Morning at the Daily Grill
 

Morning at the Daily Grill by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Clouds at Coachella Valley
 

Clouds at Coachella Valley by Diane McClary

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