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.
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.
My painting of the island of Inishbofin, off the coast of Donegal, Ireland. I get very attached to my Donegal island paintings. I’m not sure why. Maybe its because I get such pleasure at looking at those unmodernized houses. I like the length of the image too. Perhaps it because, so far, I have looked across the sea at them and had to reconstruct the landscape with care.
A blog about Donegal islands, focusing on Owey, Cruit and Gola. Paintings of Donegal landscapes. Painting of Gola, Gweedore.
Painting of the coast of Owey Island, Donegal. Owey lies just a short distance off Cruit Island near Kincasslagh in west County Donegal.