Hello I'm Mike Manley, welcome to my studio Blog. I am veteran comic, animation artist and created and edit Draw! Magazine. This blog is a chronicle of what's happening in my studio at home or in school,follow as I show my process and as a cartoonist, painter, teacher and more. I'm currently enrolled in the MFA Program at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Follow my process and path as an painter/student/student and find out how they inform and enrich each other! Mike M
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.