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 from my travels throughout Provence, France

Diane McClary - Vineyard and Lavender in Provence
 

Vineyard and Lavender in Provence by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Lavender Field in St. Columne
 

Lavender Field in St. Columne by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Jacques House
 

Jacques House by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Bedoin - Provence Lavender
 

Bedoin - Provence Lavender by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Fourge Mill Giverny
 

Fourge Mill Giverny by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Hotel Baudy Wisteria
 

Hotel Baudy Wisteria by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Hollyhocks at Giverny
 

Hollyhocks at Giverny by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Farm in Provence
 

Farm in Provence by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Lavandin en Fleur
 

Lavandin en Fleur by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Les Valayans Sunflowers
 

Les Valayans Sunflowers by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Les Tournesols
 

Les Tournesols by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Lily Pond
 

Lily Pond by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - St. Columne Lavender Field
 

St. Columne Lavender Field by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Soliel Provence
 

Soliel Provence by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Jacques Farm in Provence
 

Jacques Farm in Provence by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Crillon Le Brave
 

Crillon Le Brave by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Street Corner in St. Colombe
 

Street Corner in St. Colombe by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Monet
 

Monet's Water Lily Pond by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Lily Pond
 

Lily Pond by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Mas Des Soeurs
 

Mas Des Soeurs by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Old Mill Provence
 

Old Mill Provence by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Poppies Bedoin Provence
 

Poppies Bedoin Provence by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Lever Du Soleil
 

Lever Du Soleil by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Portes Des Caveau
 

Portes Des Caveau by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Van Gogh Hospital St. Remy
 

Van Gogh Hospital St. Remy by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Village In Provence
 

Village In Provence by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - St. Colombe Provence
 

St. Colombe Provence by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Lavender Field Provence
 

Lavender Field Provence by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Vineyard at Dentelles
 

Vineyard at Dentelles by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Chapel at St. Remy
 

Chapel at St. Remy by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Provence Sunflower Field
 

Provence Sunflower Field by Diane McClary

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