Monday, February 18, 2013

A Cold Day at the South Slobs

Our first group paint-out of 2013 yesterday. It was reasonably mild and sunny for February, but there was a strong and quited cold South East wind coming off the Irish Sea. Since the Slobs are very exposed, it was far from pleasant out there! Still it was great to get back out painting again (I have become a little too fond of warm studios!).

Just the one little painting then, before the cold went through me. I had to play around quite a lot with the puddles/tractor ruts to make and interesting lead-in pattern.

Winter Morning, South Slobs, Wexford
(11" x 14" Oil on MDF Board)




This is a photo of the not overly-impressive scene:-


Jane said...

You turned a not overly impressive landscape into a master piece ! A golden and warm landscape , bravo !

Michael McGuire said...

Thanks Jane.

Ron Guthrie said...

This is a great example of using artist license to enhance a good scene into a great piece of art. Well done my friend. I don't envy you enjoying all of that cold weather either! Very nice work Michael.

Michael McGuire said...

Thanks Ron. I'd forgotten about that one! I've neglected this blog since then because I've been using FB instead. Anyway, we got some really warm summer weather this year, probably the best summer in Ireland since 1995!