Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Two West Kerry Seascapes

I painted these about six weeks ago but then forgot about them (well, I did spend three weeks in France in the meantime!). When I looked at them again this morning, I noticed that the highlights had "sunk" quite a lot, so I restated them in thicker impasto strokes. Perhaps no longer plein air to the "purists", but better paintings for the changes.
Both were painted on a foggy monring in West Kerry. I was almost going to turn around and go home but decide to stick with it as the fog started to lift. The first one was painted as the light was coming and going, but it had cleared away completely by the time a started the second one.

Fog Clearing, Cloger Strand
(10" x 12" Oil on Board)

After the Fog, Near Clogher Strand
(10" x 12" Oil on Board)


Mick Carney said...

You'll not be surprised that I like these but the second one is one of your finest. Pity I can't afford it.

Michael McGuire said...

Thanks Mick. The second one perhaps better captures the usual more "lively" mood of the Atlantic.

Diana Marshall said...

Both beautiful paintings, love your lively use of colour and composition.