Why do the details matter? I have always had a fascination for the ordinary details that are easily overlooked. I want to convey what a scene looked like at that moment. Here I explain the inspiration behind my recent painting, “Near Dunmore Strand”.
Gola is a Donegal island I painted and thought about long before I set foot on its shores. I have written about it before here. Last month I was fortunate to visit it.
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.
It was a long walk to the lighthouse at Whiteford Point on the northern tip of the Gower Peninsula. The last time I walked here, I just looked at the lighthouse from the beach. This time I wanted to get up close. We had left it late and the tide…
Family History of the Colls and the History of Gweedore in West Donegal.
Blog about my painting of a Donegal beach. As soon as I saw this place I knew I wanted to paint it. The granite rocks, or rather boulders, were scattered along the beach and in the sea. They were a beautiful pinkish colour close up.
A blog about Donegal islands, focusing on Owey, Cruit and Gola. Paintings of Donegal landscapes. Painting of Gola, Gweedore.
A blog about the rescent gorse fires in West Donegal. The rise in the number of gorse fires may have more to do changes in farming practices than climate change. Yet one solution to the gorse fires could actually help with climate change.
I will be in Ireland for the rest of the month. Please be aware that any artwork purchased after 25th March will only be shipped after 12th April.
I am just going to post the photo of this woodland oil painting, it seemed to take all week to paint. I kept rushing out to take photos of the woods in the glorious (but worryingly warm) February sunshine we had early in the week, so I sort of lost my usual rhythm with the painting. Still, I doubled down and worked hard and I am pleased with the final result.