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Michaelmcg
03-17-2011, 12:31 PM
Yesterday was just beautiful here, clear blue sky all day, and barely a breeze. Temepratures not too bad either, got up to about 10C (50F). So I made the best of the conditions and drove to place called "Sliabh Coillte" about a half hour drive from my home. Great views from there on a clear day, but if it's windy, not the place to spend a day painting! I got three almost finished on location, and then spent about twenty minutes or so on each of them in the studio this afternoon.


I couldn't resist these old farm buildings enhanced by the strong backlighting:-


Morning Glow, Near Sliabh Coillte
(10" x 12" Oil on Canvas)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Mar-2011/115446-P1000799b.jpg



For my second, I drove about half way up the hill, and this patchwork of fields dissappearing into the afternoon haze caught my eye:-

Afternoon Haze, Sliabh Coillte
(10" x 12" Oil on Canvas)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Mar-2011/115446-P1000798b.jpg




I was on my way home when this view on the way down tempted me into doing a third one:-


Evening Shadows, Sliabh Coillte
(10" x 12" Oil on Canvas)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Mar-2011/115446-P1000797b.jpg


As usual, I have photos of the scenes and larger clickable images on my blog for anyone that's interested.

Michael

LarrySeiler
03-17-2011, 03:59 PM
love the light in that last one especially...nice one , Michael..

JamieWG
03-17-2011, 06:05 PM
Love 'em all! The purple path you added on the first one makes it work for me. Great atmospheric perspective on the second, and mood in the third.

We finally got up to 50 today also! I thought it would never happen after such a cold winter.

Jamie

greg p
03-17-2011, 07:49 PM
ahh the joy of a fine spring day looks like you had fun these are beautiful and sunny! thanks greg

cjorgensen
03-18-2011, 12:22 AM
Gorgeous as always. :)

Michaelmcg
03-18-2011, 10:28 AM
love the light in that last one especially...nice one , Michael..

Thanks Larry.

Michael

Michaelmcg
03-18-2011, 10:29 AM
Love 'em all! The purple path you added on the first one makes it work for me. Great atmospheric perspective on the second, and mood in the third.

We finally got up to 50 today also! I thought it would never happen after such a cold winter.

Jamie

Thanks Jamie. Isn't it great to be able to get out there in comfort again!

Michael

Michaelmcg
03-18-2011, 10:30 AM
ahh the joy of a fine spring day looks like you had fun these are beautiful and sunny! thanks greg

Thanks Greg.

Michael

Michaelmcg
03-18-2011, 10:30 AM
Gorgeous as always. :)

Thanks Carolyn.

Michael