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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Florals

Selected paintings of floral compositions

Diane McClary - Russian Still Life

Russian Still Life

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Diane McClary - Under Tuscan Sun

Under Tuscan Sun

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Diane McClary - White Peonies

White Peonies

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Diane McClary - Summer Bouquet

Summer Bouquet

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Diane McClary - Summer Peonies

Summer Peonies

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Diane McClary - Yellow Harmony

Yellow Harmony

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Diane McClary - Golden Sunflowers

Golden Sunflowers

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Diane McClary - Pears and Roses

Pears and Roses

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Diane McClary - Country Still Life

Country Still Life

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Diane McClary - Irises

Irises

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Diane McClary - Les Tournesols

Les Tournesols

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Diane McClary - Tribute

Tribute

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Diane McClary - Wisteria in Bloom

Wisteria in Bloom

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Diane McClary - Lilacs and Tea

Lilacs and Tea

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Diane McClary - Soliel Provence

Soliel Provence

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Diane McClary - Red Pepper

Red Pepper

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Diane McClary - Market Day

Market Day

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Diane McClary - A Sunflower Day

A Sunflower Day

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Diane McClary - Still Life Study

Still Life Study

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Diane McClary - Washington Apples

Washington Apples

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Diane McClary - Roses and Basket

Roses and Basket

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Diane McClary - Matilija Poppies

Matilija Poppies

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Diane McClary - Cactus in Bloom 1

Cactus in Bloom 1

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Diane McClary - Summer Asters

Summer Asters

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Diane McClary - Water Lily 2

Water Lily 2

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Diane McClary - Water Lily 1

Water Lily 1

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Diane McClary - Roses and Tea

Roses and Tea

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Diane McClary - Summer Colors

Summer Colors

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Diane McClary - Stargazer Lilies

Stargazer Lilies

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Diane McClary - Plein Air Lilacs

Plein Air Lilacs

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Diane McClary - Roses and Apples

Roses and Apples

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Diane McClary - Spring Still Life

Spring Still Life

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Diane McClary - Lilacs and Pears

Lilacs and Pears

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Diane McClary - Summer Roses

Summer Roses

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Diane McClary - Apples and Peonies

Apples and Peonies

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Diane McClary - Roses

Roses

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Diane McClary - Wine and Roses

Wine and Roses

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