Sunday, August 8, 2010

Kilmore Quay Paint-Out

Our "Art in the Open" plein air festival kicked off with a paint-out to the fishing harbour of Kilmore Quay. A busy, bustling place with trawlers and smaller fishing vessels coming and going (a good idea to make sure that the boat you're going to paint isn't going anywhere soon!). We had a great turn out and the weather obliged too with a beautiful sunny afternoon.

I did the first one in the overcast morning conditions. Despite the clouds there were great reflections in the water.

Reflections, Kilmore Quay
(12" x 10" Oil on Board)

I painted the second one in the afternoon, opting for this close up view, with just enough information to suggest bright afternoon sunlight.

Afternoon Sunlight, Kilmore Quay
(10" x 12" Oil on Board)

Lunch was great fun, with the best fish n' chips in Ireland (the fish only has to travel about 100 yards!)

Here are photos of both scenes:-

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