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Going large! (Scaling up a commission piece)

Commissions are usually pretty interesting because they will challenge me in some way or another. This particular commission’s challenge was about scale. Now, I don’t usually paint large paintings because I just don’t have the space to store many of them. I have a few but I am not keen to paint many more asĀ and I find it difficult

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The Cottages of Donegal

Cottages of Donegal, Ireland

I love the Donegal islands for their peace and quiet. Oh, the relative absence of cars, the abundance of nature but I particularly love their houses. You may have noticed that I painted quite a few of them, lately; lovely long strings of houses.

I love their simple clean lines. I enjoy the old-style aesthetic. In Donegal, houses were whitewashed … Read the rest