Sunday, April 01, 2007

Leftovers SOLD (Click here to see results on eBay)

Here's a painting I did from our breakfast a week ago. We have been looking for some older resturants that may have some classic hardware to paint from, but it been a real miss instead of a hit lately. The best old resturant that we've been to has been out of town in some of the smaller farming communities. Click on the image for a larger view.


Blogger Cara said...

I love your work. The paintings you do of everyday real life subjects are wonderful, but so are your landscapes. The two recent postings from your trip out west were beautiful. The rendering of the juniper especially (I hate to pick a particular spot but it really was well done).

12:09 PM  
Blogger mick mcginty said...

Thanks Cara,
Sometimes I think I stick too closely to the reference. If you paint on location you are forced to record your impression of a shape, but with great reference and more time in the studio, you can paint in and paint out until the shapes have all the elements you can find in the photo. It's a completely opposite way of working.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Carol Marine said...

Mick, I just love this breakfast series! Your rendering is just PERFECT. That toast! Wow!!! I really like the composition of this one - how the toast goes off one edge and the jelly packet off the other. The crumbs and bits of egg? add to the reality of the breakfast and are totally believable. You are a masterful painter! Wow!

7:53 AM  
Blogger mick mcginty said...

I've said it more than a few times, I would like to learn to put more paint on the board, drop the details and not render any more..just have brushstokes that represent the what you do. I'm begining to loose hope that I will ever get there.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Leslie Anne Pease said...

Yummmm! Very well captured.

For some old time restaurants, head up to New England! Can think of two right off the bat.

I too find I render a great deal and have strived to be more painterly with the brush, for a long time. One day....

5:43 AM  
Blogger Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

First.... OK, Leslie... SPILL IT! Where are you thinking of? (Email me?), and Mick, you are on fire with this breakfast stuff! Tell me please you aren't sitting in a booth with a cigar box pochade....

4:05 AM  
Blogger mick mcginty said...

I wished I was that ambitious, but I'm a very lazy painter. My wife and I try to go out for breakfast once a week, and I shoot everything we eat. Sounds like an old time hunter..huh?


10:42 PM  

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