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06-22-2010, 04:17 AM
These are a few paintings from Dinard, across the rance estuary from Dinan. It is a sort of "Belle Epoque" seaside resort surrounded by cliffs with extraagant villas perched atop them.
"Walking the dog"
"Wet Sand Reflections"
"The Launching Party"
16" x 12"
The shallow lagoons made perfect traing grounds for the novice windsurfers and canoeists.
This was a day in which we were spoilt for choice with subject matter and indeed all of these were painted from within a few yards of each other over a period of about five hours. The locals were very interested but of course they are always quick to explain that they have their "Artiste-peintres Francaises"!
06-22-2010, 06:09 AM
Fabulous productivity and a great collection of images.
06-22-2010, 07:56 AM
Hi Michael, productivity is right! I so admire your ability to capture so much in such a short time. This is the kind of work that makes me want to get out and get going. Dan
06-22-2010, 02:40 PM
Those paintings are making me homesick!!!
I love every stroke of them, Wet sand reflection is soo nice! but the last one
is really how I remember it, ... thanks!
Have fun tomorrow, ... best wishes to all.
06-22-2010, 03:22 PM
More stunning work, Michael! Wet Sand Reflections is a jaw dropper but they are each truly beautiful. It's not fair how well you can paint plein air people and I love the way you have them arranged in the last painting. Will you be having a show in the future featuring all of this work?
06-22-2010, 04:58 PM
Hi michael it just keeps getting better and better these are amazing
06-23-2010, 04:37 PM
Thanks Mick, it is easier when all the subjects are available without moving the gear too far!
Well Dan, I am sometimes taken to task for not "finishing things off enough" but I am glad you like them!
Donna, I have outlets that take most of these pieces and I don't have a solo show planned at the moment, next year perhaps!
Thanks Harson, Ithink perhaps the best work was in Dinard.
06-23-2010, 11:56 PM
This is another highly impressive group of paintings, Michael. The reflections in the sand are gorgeous, and there are lots of nice little details to look for, such as the sailboats in the distance of the first snd the surfer walking with his board on the beach in the third one.
06-24-2010, 10:57 AM
Kris it was a lovely place to paint and once again I found as I so often do that once painting one view all sorts of other possibilities started to offer themselves. I hate packing up just to move a few yards and stop to unpack all over again! When I started the third one the only group of boats was the little line of canoes including the red one and that was my subject so I painted those first. Later on the other figures and windsurfers arrived so the painting kind of grew in content. The surfer was actually the last element so I am glad you think he was worth including!
06-24-2010, 03:34 PM
I've probably seen all these IRL already, Michael, but worth seeing again for that last one alone! I also really like the second one with the reflections in the wet sand. I'm just about to post a few of mine now - it's been hectic here since I got back!
06-25-2010, 01:20 AM
Wow what fun. They look all very well done.
06-25-2010, 05:32 PM
Thanks Michael, starting to think about your event now, but have a small problem, teaching a workshop on August 3rd, forgot about that!
Thanks Kirby, it was indeed a lot of fun!
06-25-2010, 06:38 PM
These are all wonderful. Love the reflections in the second. I like how you do the figures. Excellent!:clap:
06-26-2010, 05:39 PM
Thank you Priya, it is very kind of you and I really appreciate your comments!
06-26-2010, 06:21 PM
Hi michael, how did last wednesday go? Seen antony, I was a bit envious when I heard it. Looking forward to that work. Btw. Is there a possibility too see Trevors work from France?
06-27-2010, 12:09 PM
So sweet. Love the reflections and the surfers!
06-28-2010, 04:36 PM
Thanks Kyle, nice to hear from you!
James or Jimmy Jim
06-30-2010, 08:54 PM
Michael ... wow, wow, wow. Very well done! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
07-01-2010, 07:00 AM
Great work Micheal! Glad I popped in! Those sand reflections are simply amazing and the sitting figure in the last one has just enough finish to portray a precise feeling of fatigue and relief on a hot day. Love them all!
07-01-2010, 08:52 AM
I LOVE Wet Sand Reflections! (That's not to say I don't like the others too!)
07-01-2010, 02:54 PM
Thank you James! Always nice to see the thumbs rampant!
07-01-2010, 02:55 PM
Thanks Chantal, always nice to receive your thoughtful observations and critiques, they are very valuable and well worth the thought you put into them!
07-01-2010, 02:57 PM
Hi Jamie! I used to love painting wet sand in watercolour but it is fun in oils too!
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