Hello everyone! Once again, I have been away from my Blog for more than a couple of weeks. It has been a very busy time. I have been painting every free moment I have! Which is a good thing!
I just can't seem to get enough of the Irish Countryside and sky. My trip there was over a year ago but I feel like I was just there! It doesn't hurt to have a cousin who lives there giving me inspiration photos every so often!
This time, my canvas is the west coast of Ireland on the sea. The vast sky, landscape, cottages and rock walls that meander all around the countryside, are quite the sight to take in! I did have a few reference photos to work from.
I started painting the sky and wanted it to reflect in the water, as my reference photo showed. I loved the perspective of that! The cottage, which is white, is very close to the water. I imagine it is a fishing cottage, and in the evening, all the boats return and are piled up on the shore and rocks. I painted the rocks and some of them jutting out into the water, mossy and weathered.
The stone walls were a process, as I wanted them to disappear into the tall grasses beyond the house. The sheep were added after the rock walls were established. Sheep are everywhere in that part of Ireland!
Thank you for reading and keeping up with my inconsistant Blogging!