Friday, October 9, 2009

A Day in Edenvale

After some heavy rain earlier in the week, yesterday was a beautiful autumn day. Hoping for some seasonal colour, I headed to Edenvale forest about ten minutes drive from my home. The first scene is one I painted a couple of years ago, but this time the large puddle on the track added something extra. I also did it in landscape format this time instead of portrait as previously.

After the Rain, Edenvale
(11" x 14" Oil on Board)


















This was my block-in:-


















And here is a photo of the scene, taken before I started:-

















I then decided to paint the adjacent stream, with the sunlight in the background.

Into the Light, Edenvale
(11" x 14" Oil on Board)


















I forgot to take any intermediate photos of the painting, but here is a photo of the scene:-


2 comments:

Mick Carney said...

Two stunners. The first has the most beautiful lighting and as always your block in is instructive. Great work.

Michael McGuire said...

Thanks Mick. It was just one of those glorious autumn days that really painted itself - well almost!