Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Group Paint-Out at Forth Mountain

We stayed local for our group paint-out on Sunday last (5/2/12). Very local for me, and I've painted the rocks up there several times. But I always seem to find a different angle or interesting light to get me interested. For my first one, I braved the bighting wind for about an hour and a half in a very exposed spot.

Winter Morning, Forth Mountain
(11" x 14" Oil on Board)

It was threatening rain by early afternoon (and there was a rugby match to watch - for my American friends, think Superbowl, but without all the stoppages and ad breaks), so I worked really fast and got my second one about 90% complete, finishing it in the studio this morning.

The Mass Rock, Forth Mountain
(12" x 10" Oil on Board)

These are photos of both scenes:-


rob ijbema said...

good to see your easel held this time to paint the rock michael...well worth it...somehow the painting speaks history

Michael McGuire said...

I'd forgotten that, Rob! I still have the Soltek, but one of the legs cannot move anymore (a bit like myself then!)