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 still-life compositions

Diane McClary - Roses and Chardonnay
 

Roses and Chardonnay by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Lemons and Lilacs
 

Lemons and Lilacs by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Sunflowers
 

Sunflowers by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Plein Air Sunflowers
 

Plein Air Sunflowers by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Chardonnay and Roses
 

Chardonnay and Roses by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Yellow Roses
 

Yellow Roses by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Russian Still Life
 

Russian Still Life by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Study in Red
 

Study in Red by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Study in Blue
 

Study in Blue by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Study in Yellow
 

Study in Yellow by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Nila
 

Nila's Copper Pitcher by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - White Peonies
 

White Peonies by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Summer Bouquet
 

Summer Bouquet by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Summer Peonies
 

Summer Peonies by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Yellow Harmony
 

Yellow Harmony by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Golden Sunflowers
 

Golden Sunflowers by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Pears and Roses
 

Pears and Roses by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Country Still Life
 

Country Still Life by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - A Study in Red
 

A Study in Red by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - A Study in White
 

A Study in White by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Autumn Still Life
 

Autumn Still Life by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Still Life Tonal Study
 

Still Life Tonal Study by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Tribute
 

Tribute by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Russian Picnic Still Life
 

Russian Picnic Still Life by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Les Tournesols
 

Les Tournesols by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Apples and Roses Plein Air
 

Apples and Roses Plein Air by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Lilacs Harmony in Green
 

Lilacs Harmony in Green by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Red Pepper
 

Red Pepper by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - A Sunflower Day
 

A Sunflower Day by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Still Life Study
 

Still Life Study by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Fuji Apples
 

Fuji Apples by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Washington Apples
 

Washington Apples by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Peonies and Summer Fruit
 

Peonies and Summer Fruit by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Lilacs and Blue Vase
 

Lilacs and Blue Vase by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Peonies in the Shade
 

Peonies in the Shade by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Roses and Basket
 

Roses and Basket by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Soliel Provence
 

Soliel Provence by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Lilacs and Tea
 

Lilacs and Tea by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - J. P. Chenet and Peonies
 

J. P. Chenet and Peonies by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Irises
 

Irises by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Summer Colors
 

Summer Colors by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Harmony in Red Roses
 

Harmony in Red Roses by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Stargazer Lilies
 

Stargazer Lilies by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Sunflowers and Copper
 

Sunflowers and Copper by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Marrakesh Market
 

Marrakesh Market by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Plein Air Lilacs
 

Plein Air Lilacs by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Roses and Apples
 

Roses and Apples by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Spring Still Life
 

Spring Still Life by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Lilacs and Pears
 

Lilacs and Pears by Diane McClary

Diane McClary - Summer Roses
 

Summer Roses by Diane McClary

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