Monday, June 18, 2012

Paint Out at the Corn Loft Studio

A painting colleague let us loose on the grounds of her beautiful home yesterday. A difficult day for plein air painting, with the sun coming and going and then one almighty hail shower int he afternoon. I decided to focus on close-ups, given the conditions.

I was drawn to these magnificent foxglove (digitalis purpurea - just showing off!) for my first one (the yellow is a bit oversaturated in the photo - must get a better camera):-

(14" x 11" Oil on Board)

For my second, I had a bit of a "Monet moment", unable to resist the challenge of these waterlilies, especially as they were in full bloom:-

(14" x 11" Oil on Board)

Here are photos of both scenes:-


Mick Carney said...

Great control of colour and values. Accomplished work as usual.

Michael McGuire said...

Thanks Mick. Not my usual subject matter, but it's fun to experiment every not and then.