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.




2 comments:

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.