• 928-282-4326
  • gatewaypaintingcontest@gmail.com


    Already SoldAdd to Favorites
    5.00 ( 1 votes )
    Contact fineart@johnmccartin-artist.com
    Added 2017-10-29 20:26:25
    Created by


    A typical sunny Autumn morning in the Adelaide Hills not far from where I live. A captivating scene where two young Poll Hereford cattle are grazing close to a massive River Red Gum. The challenge is to create a powerful impression of light and space, while maintaining a sense of order to a vast array of twisted branches all on a flat 2 dimensional surface. A pleasing result is worth the effort.

    Specific details

    Name of Artist: John McCartin
    Width (inches): 10
    Height (inches): 11
    Country Australia
    Media Oil
    Painting Genre: Representational: Landscape / Nature


    Use of Color
    Use of Values

    Users' reviews

    Bucolic Bliss

    Well done! This piece reminds me of the subtlety of the greats. That tree is amazing and the composition is perfect. Love it.

    Log-in to add review
    Cash award to monthly Best in Show winner. All monthly finalists win a free promoted painting entry, are chosen and critiqued by a different professional artist judge each month, and compete for Grand Prizes awarded in August. Artists may offer to sell their paintings or print reproductions and keep 100% if sold.
    >> Click here to learn how your entry fee supports artists without access to art supplies or art instruction.
    Sign up here to stay informed.


    Latest Reviews by Member Artists


    This is a beautiful portrait. For this viewer that lovely face reflects innocence and purity, although that is perhaps not what the artist intended. Great skill is demonstrated with all the elements of this piece - particularly the textures of the hair and the cap. Overall it is an outstanding image.

    Well, one must read the description with this painting. The artist projects such an enthusiastic spirit and I am immediately caught up! This painting surely conveys the fantastical, a place inspired by dreams of other realms -- yet within this world, shrouded in the lore of history and days gone by.

    I wish there was more socially motivated art such as this one about beach erosion; the concept is well symbolized with falling angles and elements. There is color (life) above but a cold bareness below.

    Very colorful meeting of shapes conveys a happy feeling. Looks like a gathering of boats -- as if they are all talking.

    Leave a Review

    Logged-in member artists may add a constructive review to favorite paintings. See the review button at the bottom of each full painting entry page.