Recently finished oil paintings, 70 x 50 cms. – But are they finished? I have a habit of never being satisfied and going back again and again. Some of these paintings have been on the go since last year.
The painting above was inspired by the movement of the water towards Feothanach Beach, Ballydavid, Dingle Peninsula.
Very nearby, a different view of the Three Sisters from above Dooneen Pier, with some typical Atlantic weather.
Rathinane Castle, Ventry, Dingle Peninsula.
The warm light of the setting sun on the trees in my back garden.
Restrictions are to be eased from today Tuesday 5th, in a phased way. This means most of us can get a bit more exercise and perhaps meet a few friends with appropriate social distancing. I, like most other people, have been spending time at home and close by. I’m so looking forward to seeing a bit more of my local world. It will be a long time before our normal lifestyles can be restored.
Meantime I have been enjoying the nice weather in the garden, finding photo subjects in and around the garden and getting on with some paintings.
The paintings are coming along slowly. Oil paintings always take some time for me to complete because they usually take me several stages and involves drying time in between. It also requires me to not procrastinate too much.
These two oil paintings recently completed were inspired by the stormy views seen from Cosán na nEighe, a path over the cliffs from Clogher Beach, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, in the South West of Ireland.
In the picture below are Inis Tiaracht on the left of the horizon, and Inis Tuaisceart (The Sleeping Giant) on the right. These are both Islands of the Blasket Islands group.
The place of inspiration, (though not much of the place may be obvious from this painting), is near Clogher Beach, viewed across the beach inlet from the walk known as Cosán na nEighe, towards Cuas na nEighe. Several of my recent paintings have been inspired by this often turbulent scene, with the very wild and stormy Atlantic Ocean and the rocky coastline at this spot.
More of my recent paintings can be seen on my website: