Hello I'm Mike Manley, welcome to my studio Blog. I am veteran comic and animation artist and I created and edit Draw! Magazine. This blog is a chronicle of what's happening in my studio. Follow my process and path as an painter, cartoonist and teacher and find out how they inform and enrich each other!
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Finally getting back to some painting after taking a break from it since the end of October and my trip down to the Brandywine to do some Plein Air painting. This is a Christmas Gift for some friends who have a house down at the shore in Delaware. 24 x 36 in oil. I have been hankering to get back to painting and it was really a lot of fun to do. I have been very inspired again recently by looking at the work of the Russian Social realist, Edgar Payne and Maynard Dixon--big juicy painters all. This painting went fast, about six hours in total...which surprised me as I thought I would work on I off and on for a few days....but it just flew out of my brush. I still have some more paintings to do for friends for gifts so I'll be painting away through the holidays.