Friday, September 26, 2014

New Landscape Series.

This summer in-between various other projects (including the summer gallery in Kenmare.) I’ve been working on a series of landscapes in oil. 
Derryquinn Cove

I’ve often thought that if one were to paint this part of the world people wouldn’t believe it was real. It's the kind of landscape the impressionists would have killed for. More wild than pastoral, with ruins and famine-era stone walls scattered through it. Sometime in the early spring I was walking up a local hill, looked out over an almost obscenely beautiful visa and thought.. “ What am I doing not painting this right now?"

Heron at Dawn. 

So these are scenes from areas within walking distance of the studio ( the fine weather also meant I could get outside to sketch which was great.) 

Walking, Late july. 
There is no way to capture the real beauty of this part of the country though. You’ll just have to come and see it for yourself.