Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rocks in Morning Sunlight

I did a series of rock paintings on Forth Mountain last year and earlier this year. But this is the first time I painted this particular rock outcrop. It is usually frontlit from this angle and difficult to access from behind. So I had to get out fairly early to get this view, before the sun got around.

Rocks in Morning Sunlight
(11" x 14" Oil on Board)

This was my block-in:-

Here's a photo of the scene. I had to edit out a lot of "clutter" to make the rocks the centre of attention.


Mick Carney said...

Gorgeous piece of work, Michael. Love the subtleties in this.

Michael McGuire said...

I'm glad you like this one, Mick. It received a fairly muted response on Wetcanvas, but I actually like it a lot myself.