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Old 03-26-2012, 09:59 AM
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Summer in March!

A return visit by our plein air group to the little village of St Mullins yesterday (25/3/12), and what a day it turned out to be with temeratures of aprrox 18C (64F) and clear blue skies all day. Last year we got our "summer" at the end of April, this year it has arrived a month earlier!

I've painted at this place quite a bit and it was difficult to find anything I hadn't painted before, so for my first I settled for this upstream view of the river:-


Spring Morning, St Mullins
(10" x 12" Oil on Board)




Since the day was so good, I decided to push myself outside my comfort zone and try a larger format, so the next one was on a stretched canvas. This downstream view is alwas spectacular on a sunny afternoon, especially if the tide is out (the river is tidal here, even though it is about 10-15 miles inland):-


Spring Glow, St Mullins
(20" x 16" Oil on Canvas)




Since I had finished my second one by mid-afternoon, I decided to explore the upper part of the village away from the river. But, not having found anything particularly interesting to paint, I was on my way back down the steep hill, when this view stopped me in my tracks:-


Late Afternoon Light, St Mullins
(12" x 10" Oil on Board)





I've got some photos of the three scenes on my blog for anyone who wants a look.


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Re: Summer in March!

Nice ones Michael. I can understand why that last one would stop anyone in their tracks.

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Re: Summer in March!

Nice work Michael , I find oils too difficult and I havent got the patience either, so I wont even attempt to give any C+C for you, but I like the impressionism slant you give your oils

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Nice ones Michael. I can understand why that last one would stop anyone in their tracks.

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Thanks Trier. Yes, every now and then a scene "demands" to be painted!

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Like the last one very much, interesting composition.
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What Exquisite Pieces! The color range is sublime.
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Like the last one very much, interesting composition.
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Thanks Rob. Funny thing is I drove by that spot several times in the past and never noticed that view. Maybe it was just the light.

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What Exquisite Pieces! The color range is sublime.

Thanks Skylar.

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Gorgeous as usual, Michael! I really love the way you did the water ripples in "Spring Glow".
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Gorgeous as usual, Michael! I really love the way you did the water ripples in "Spring Glow".

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I like the atmosphere and sense of depth in the second one, and the water is working well in the second one.
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I like the atmosphere and sense of depth in the second one, and the water is working well in the second one.

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