Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Low Tide, Ballyhack

Painted at a group paint-out last Sunday, once again we were blessed with a beautiful day despite ominous weather forecasts. I was immediately drawn to the combination of shadows and reflections in the mud, but I also wanted to draw the eye up the hill behind the castle.

Low Tide, Ballyhack
(12" x 10" Oil on Canvas)

I took this photo of the scene before I started:-


Mick Carney said...

Usual vibrant colour and great control of values. There is one thing that I find a little unsettling to the eye. It is the building on the right behind the quay. I think that the line of the roof and the highlighted side of the central section confuse my eye as to the perspective.

Michael McGuire said...

Thanks Mick. I think I may blur that whole area out a little more anyway.