Monday, August 15, 2011

Mayo Summer Landscape

This is an oil painting I worked on for the past few weeks.  It is based on a photograph I took.  All too many of those kinds of days this summer. The sky was dark and ominous but the sun still shone out of shot.  The farmer had cut the grass the previous day cutting around the poles.  
oil painting countryside landscape ireland Mayo

This is the drawing gridded out as was the photograph. 

I did all this work in one sitting. Got a lot done in a short time.  Left the poles until the paint was dry. 
Started to work on the detail of poles.
Still fiddling about with details.  Added in wires. 

Finished out highlights.