Here I discuss the composition of a study and larger painting of an Irish Landscape painting of Arranmore Isand, Donegal.
A blog about how a failed painting made me rethink the theories of composition in my painting of Donegal, Ireland.
The background to my painting of Inishkeeragh, a tiny Donegal island. I was curious about the feint outlines of ruined houses I could see either side of the restored summer house. I wondered about them and their families.
This is a footnote to Sunday’s post about “A Donegal year”.
A review of some of my paintings of the landscape of beautiful Donegal Ireland from 2018-2019.
I love old Donegal houses. I enjoy the old-style aesthetic. In Donegal, houses were whitewashed and woodwork was painted red. You still see a few houses like this. Sometimes you might see one with a thatched roof. Usually, their thatch has been replaced with tiled roofs.
The journey to Arranmore is always a treat. The ferry is speedy. It takes not much more than 15 minutes to complete the three-mile journey. It provides a feast of inspiration for my work.