Sunday, August 9, 2009

Urban and Rural




I painted the street scene on an overcast but pleasant Sunday afternoon. The second one was done in the forest about a mile from my home on Wednesday.
I much prefer painting nature than man-made things. However, the street scene was an enjoyable challenge and I feel I learned a lot from doing it, not least that six-year-olds are very street-wise these days. Two little girls kept running back and forth from me to another artist about twenty feet ahead. I suggested that the other artist was much better than me to see what reaction I'd get. The very considered answer from one of them was "No, he just started sooner". A future diplomat I think!




5 comments:

rob ijbema said...

s nice to see Forest Trail, Forth Mountain back,michael i like it so much!
just posted my version on my blog...

rob ijbema said...

btw linked your blog to mine

Michael McGuire said...

Thanks for that Rob. I'm still learning how to use all the blogger tools. I must have a look at your post.

Parapluie said...

I saw the link on rob's blog and am glad I looked at yours. I think it is lovely to paint on overcast days and even with a little rain. Energy is great outside helping make the paintings alive. Good work!

Michael McGuire said...

Thanks Diane. Nice to hear from you. If Irish plein air painters waited for the sun, we wouldn't paint too often!