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Old 05-04-2012, 06:13 AM
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The Day the Sun Shone!

After a fantastic week at the end of April last year, the subsequent summer proved to be mostly very disappointing, but there was that one beautiful day in Rosslare, when almost fifty artists from the "Art in the Open" plein air festival descended on the beach. I sold my little plein air painting to a lovely German lady that day, but kept a photo of it for reference purposes. So in this larger studio painting, I've used the light from the plein air piece to some extent, but changed it considerably in other ways. For one thing, I put a lot of thought into the figures and their placement within the painting (and they're all "invented"). I also changed the rocks quite a bit and added a rockpool with reflections.

A Perfect Day, Rosslare Strand
(16" x 20" Oil on Canvas)





I've got a reference photo on my blog, if anyone wants a look, but this is almost entirely painted from my imagination.

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Re: The Day the Sun Shone!

Lovely painting! if we also consider that some elements are form imagination my congratulaion becomes even greater!!!
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Great work, Michael, especially the use of light. Looks like it should be a day for the beach.
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I can see the role of each figure Michael, wonderful posing and positioning (not to mention well-painted). I have to say that I really enjoy this one!
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what an idyllic scene! enveloped in golden sunlight. wonderful!
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A great piece, Michael!
The light in this is really outstanding!!
Very well done!!!


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Lovely painting! if we also consider that some elements are form imagination my congratulaion becomes even greater!!!

Thanks Gianluca.

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Great work, Michael, especially the use of light. Looks like it should be a day for the beach.
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I can see the role of each figure Michael, wonderful posing and positioning (not to mention well-painted). I have to say that I really enjoy this one!

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A great piece, Michael!
The light in this is really outstanding!!
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I love it Michael!!! It brings back so many wonderful memoriesNicki
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Thanks Nicki. Glad you enjoyed it.

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Re: The Day the Sun Shone!

fantastic illumination ,perhaps this is the greatest of the qualities of a painting the illusion of being lit from within!.
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