These little critters decided to pay me a visit, en masse, and were apparently very fond of my half-finished - and still very wet - oil painting. They liked to bite too!
They seemed to be mostly attracted to the brighter paint in the finished sky so I left them to it and picked them out when I got home. There was no time to waste on site messing with midges, the light was changing fast and there was a lot happening in this scene.
Here's the finished painting, complete with midges. Don't forget to click the images for a bigger pic.
(Plein air "Stirlings from Mt Barker" - with midges. 20x24cm oil on panel. © 2010, Andy Dolphin)