Monday, July 02, 2007

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Here's another scene from our day at Monument valley. I think I'm getting closer to the dramatic colors of the mid-day sun that we saw that day. The colors of the desert new cease to amaze me. You just about can't find rich enough hues to correctly depict the scenes. Click on the image to see a larger view.

6 Comments:

Blogger Todd Bonita said...

Amazing sense of deep space and atmosphere here Mick. That distant, almost faded rock monument in the far backround is beautifully done and works well to help unify this painting.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Jo Castillo said...

Mick, this is great! The warm shadows and cool light help to give this so much depth and correct colors. Beautiful.
Jo

10:26 PM  
Blogger Brendy Vaughn said...

Beautiful work as always! Do you paint these on site or from photos (or both)?

5:03 PM  
Blogger mick mcginty said...

Brendy,
On most of my paintings I paint from digital photographs that I take from our trips, and then display them on my apple display flatscreen and draw and paint directly from that view. I call it indoor plein air painting. It's definately confining for detail and true color sampling, but the convienence can't be beat. Thanks for looking.

Mick

6:55 PM  
Blogger Mike M said...

Really Nice. You've captured the distance well here, and it's a interesting composition to boot. I've always wanted to visit there, especially to paint. Do you do it all in the studio or do you start on the site then finish later?

8:46 AM  
Blogger mick mcginty said...

Hello Mike,
I do 95% of all my paintings in my studio from shots I took traveling. I paint from my flatscreen.

BTW...great work yourself, really appreciate your drawing style, and your watercolorsa nd oils are just as cool. I'll go back and check out the rest of your blog later.

Thanks,
Mick

8:59 AM  

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