Hello and welcome to Tonalist landscape painting with your painter in residence M Francis McCarthy.
Close to where I live here in Northland, New Zealand, there are some very unique and organic-looking rock formations. This painting is based on the scene I came across on a walk around one of these unique formations.
I'm very happy with the way that the rocks in this painting turned out. I have been fairly accomplished at painting trees for a long while but this is one of the first occasions where I felt that I did a good job on the rocks.
If you get a chance to watch the video of this painting, you'll see that I did a major revision of the original painting last year. In some cases when I do revisions, it's because I'm not happy with the original as it stands, but in this case I really was very happy with it. What I wanted to do was achieve a an even warmer and more inviting quality to the scene and I feel that I have succeeded.
This painting is currently for sale in my store. It also featured in my blog on the same site, so if you are interested go check it out. Here.
Cheers, M Francis McCarthy