Monday, August 27, 2012

The Last of the Straw Bales

It was a beautiful morning here yesterday, so I got out there quickly, hoping to catch the last of the straw bales. I got very lucky, spotting these in a field near the little village of Screen and getting about 45 minutes before it completely clouded over! I managed to finish it on location, painting mostly from memory. Got chatting to the farmer too - it's always great to meet local people who invariably have a real sense of place and love of the land.

I had to shift things around a bit to make a more interesting composition.

Straw Bales, Near Screen
(10" x 12" Oil on Board)


This is a photo of the scene, taken, before I started.



Mick Carney said...

Great mix of values, temperature and colour. A very rewarding view.

Michael McGuire said...

Thanks Mick. It was nice to get a sunny morning yesterday - monsoon season back today!

Norah said...

Great to see the photo and the painting Michael - beautiful as always

Michael McGuire said...

Thanks Norah.