Friday, November 4, 2011

Another West Kerry Painting

This is a large studio painting based on a plein air I did earlier this year. I laid the paint on in thick impasto strokes to depict the main breaking wave, as I felt it helped to capture the sheer power of it. I can still hear the loud bang every time a wave hit that rock!

Windy Afternoon, Clogher Head
(24" x 30" Oil on Canvas)

Here's a close-up to give some idea of texture:-


Mick Carney said...

Quality of recessional rendition is first rate. Great foreground strength. Lovely piece.

Michael McGuire said...

Thanks Mick. I presume you know that place (about three miles North of Slea Head). It always amazes me how the sea can change so quickly back there. A few days later there were little children in the water!