Diane Reynolds
  • Female
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • United States

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Diane Reynolds's Discussions

My First Commissioned Job - What to Charge???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Beckett May 16, 2013. 8 Replies

Well, it's finally happening.. I am being asked to do an oil pastel pet portrait. I usually work with 19x25" Canson pastel paper, although I may make it slightly smaller depending on what she wants.…READ MORE

Idea for Painting.. what do you think?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ev McTaggart Apr 15, 2013. 6 Replies

My painting class is teaming up with a creative writing class.. they write a story based on one of our paintings, and we have to create a painting based on one of their short stories! I was SO…READ MORE

Signing your Artwork...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pam Matilda May 13, 2013. 23 Replies

My professors have told me I should start signing my work, but I haven't been in a big rush to do it yet because I'm still learning so much, however, I am beginning to get into a few commissioned…READ MORE


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About Me:

I grew up in San Diego, CA, but I have lived in Cincinnati, well, for a long time. I have always been creative and artistic, but life got in the way and there never seemed to be time to pursue my interest in art. I always WANTED to get into it, but didn't know where to start. I always felt like I had all this creativity screaming to get out, but it didn't have anywhere to go! It just kept swirling around in there and now it seems to be taking over.. I want to do little else BUT paint! Stupid job gets in the way! I also come from a very creative family; it seems that most people in my family - parents, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews, and even my own children are either talented with art, music, writing,photography, or dance. Some of us just take longer to find our place!

After raising my kids, I went back to school to get a business degree and took a drawing class for my fine arts credit. My first day of class I felt very insecure and unsure of myself, asking myself, "What the heck are you doing here?" After a few weeks I realized that I could do it, and that I was actually not half bad! That was less then two years ago, and since then I have taken several more drawing classes. It was then that I discovered a love for oil pastels. Then I added a painting class. I am currently in Painting II working with acrylics.

I guess I'm kind of ADD when it comes to art.. I don't like to stick with the same subject all the time. As you can see I jump around quite a bit... sometimes it's an animal, or an abstract.That is partly because most of my work is for a project for class, but usually the subject matter is pretty open. I love color color color! The biggest struggle I have had in class was when we had to do a still life with just blacks, grays, and white. Not my thing!

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At 7:23am on May 4, 2014, Georgette Livingston said…

Thanks much, Diane.  Your kind words are much appreciated!

At 6:39am on November 16, 2013, Archana Patel said…

Thank you so much Diane for appreciating...loved your comment about Kandinsky..I love and admire his work...and to be compared to him is sure an honour...thanks...I love your work too.!!!!

At 3:29pm on November 13, 2013, Renee Tay said…

So sweet. Well when you are in San Diego again...lets spend some time together (-;

At 3:42pm on October 6, 2013, Renee Tay said…

I am here because of you (-; Thanks.

At 10:11am on October 4, 2013, Annette Goatley said…

loving your artwork

At 1:12pm on July 31, 2013, Richard Tully. said…

 Hello Diane, love your art, all of it and your use of colour, fascinating.

At 5:56pm on April 11, 2013, Iveta Autratová said…

Many thanks Diane for your lovely comment, your work is beautiful :)!!!!

At 9:33am on April 1, 2013, sharon oppenheimer said…

Thank you for the friend request Diana. and your comment. Have a great week.

At 4:46pm on March 31, 2013, Katie Hone said…

Unbelieavably good artwork, amazing and wonderfully eye catching!

At 10:39pm on March 27, 2013, sharon oppenheimer said…

Hi Diane, Had a look through your gallery,love your strong colors! I also try black and white even a little gray but almost never able to leave it at that. Every blank space screams color. Have to do it ! Love your work.



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