Ireland is SO beautiful!! (That might be the understatement of the year.) We toured the southwest region on our late summer trip and explored such areas as the Dingle Peninsula, part of the Ring of Kerry, Killarny, Kinsale and Old Head, and many more delightful places. It actually didn't rain so very much but was still a little brisk for my "fair weather painting preference." Only once was the timing and weather just right to set up and paint plein air. More about that later. The other two paintings were done in our lodging room with photo reference taken a day or two earlier.
Finally there came a day when all the stars aligned... as in the sun shining, handy transportation, supportive travel mates, and an amazing locale. It is really true that painting from life, plein air, brings it's own magic. I stood on the rocky, muddy shore as the tide went out, felt the heat of the sun, the breeze off the water; heard the squidgy pops of whatever lives under the mud and entered that zone where time passes without notice. When the painting said 'enough' and I returned to earth my canvas shoes were soaked and I was so happy.
There is a passel of photos in my painting queue from our trip to Ireland. Five are already started so stay tuned. I'll post the finished products in the next few weeks.
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Hello! My name is Wendy and I am passionate about oil painting! Whether in the studio or out in Mother Nature, I get lost in the experience of capturing on canvas the moment and the feel of what I am painting. I pour my love and energy into every single piece of artwork and I hope it shows! This blog is a place where I can use words to talk about art, painting, life, faith, things that make me laugh, and things that inspire. I love every response, so don't be shy about leaving a comment...