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.
This blog is made up of 5 photos/images that represent the stages that go into the process of creation of a woodland painting.
The wonderful Welsh woods that lie along the Parkmill Valley floor have given me years of inspiration for painting.
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Along the diverse coast of The Rosses there are many small island very close to shore. One of them is Fall Island, which can be reached by foot when the tide is low. There is only one single house on the 300 metres long island.
I have had an ambivalent relationship with painting clouds. My approach to painting clouds has been transformed by looking at and painting Irish skies.
Painting of the coast of Owey Island, Donegal. Owey lies just a short distance off Cruit Island near Kincasslagh in west County Donegal.
There is a frequent ferry service from Burtonport and this old cottage was spotted nestling into the rocks of one of many islands, Inishcoo, I think, en route to Arranmore.
The sparkling autumn light is stunning. From a painter’s point of view is more interesting than summer light. I find it ironic that there’s less light around but its better quality, from an artists’ point of view. I still have not adjusted to the clocks going back last month, and I am still waking at 5 -5.30am!
There was an island just across the turquoise water from Cruit Island. It was dotted with houses, some clearly derelict, others in good order. I didn’t know it at the time but this was Owey island.