Author Archives: Dianna

Impressions – Sunset over water

IMPRESSIONS – 5×7 – OIL ON BOARD This small painting was inspired from a gorgeous sunset I witnessed earlier this summer when I was at the beach with a friend.  There was this  mammoth cloud that rose up into the sky beaming with beautiful colors of orange, red, yellows and shades of purple – it […]

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By Your Side

BY YOUR SIDE – OIL ON BOARD – 6X6″ This small painting was inspired from music and a series of photos I took last summer of fishing boats that were docked at one of the Marinas in Rehoboth Bay, Delaware.   I was compelled to name this  piece after the song by Sade, called, BY […]

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Sunset At The Bay Oil painting

SUNSET AT THE BAY – 6X6 – Oil on Board.   This is a view of the Marshlands from the Rehoboth Bay area.  I found the many shades of Mauve/Alizarin Crimson spectacular during this particular Sunset and was compelled to paint it! To see more work visit 5 Element Studios.  To purchase visit my Daily Painting […]

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Oil Painting of Wooden Boat

ANCHOR ME – 6X6 – OIL ON BOARD.  I really enjoy creating these small paintings of fisherman boats.  There is something very calming and peaceful about an empty wooden boat anchored in the water. To see more boat and other art work please visit 5 element Studios. To purchase this painting please visit my Daily Painting Works […]

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Two Dog Portraits in Oil

  KATIE (Yellow Lab) & MAGGIE (Chocolate Lab) Sue and Pam are proud owners of Little Miss Katie and Sweet Maggie May.  I painted these two portraits of their beloved labs (Sisters) who passed away a few years ago.  I really enjoyed painting both dogs, especially their faces.  I found their eyes to be so […]

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Blue Illusions – Dragonfly

BLUE ILLUSIONS – Dragonfly – mixed media on paper – 8 x 10. Lately, I have been inspired to explore creative new ways to design the dragonfly.  In this piece, the meaning of Dragonfly is highlighted through the use of words, colors, transparencies and light.  This mixed media art was created using ink, acrylics and […]

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Dragonfly with Golden Wings

BOLD GOLDEN WINGED DRAGONFLY – 8×10 Oil on Canvas. This Golden winged Dragonfly was inspired by da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man.  This art work is an evolving study for a large scale painting that will progress over the next week. The notes surrounding the dragonfly are written in mirror image similar to how da Vinci represented words. […]

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Two Crabs on the Beach – Dancing

The Crab Tango Oil on Canvas 11×14 This beach painting was inspired from summer days spent on the beaches of the Delaware Coast.  I enhanced the color of the crabs to  make them pop more – their  natural color is light tan.  But, since artists have free reign when it comes to creativity – we […]

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Wings of Gold – Dragonfly Mixed Media

WINGS OF GOLD – Oil on Canvas. This dragonfly was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s, Vitruvian Man. This is one of several drawing/painting studies I did of this composition and soon will transfer it onto a large canvas measuring 6’x4′.  I really enjoyed painting the Golden wings, especially the areas where the light reflects off of […]

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FLOAT  – 6×6  Oil On Board.  There is something very poetic about an empty fisherman’s  boat floating in the water. This was inspired from a series of photos of boats I took last summer. To see more of my work please visit or to purchase this painting contact me.

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