We had a group paint-out to the beautiful Altamont House and Gardens in Co Carlow yesterday,. We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day, but unfortunately limited painting time due to a late start and early closing time. Still I managed to do one painting. The photo has come out a bit blotchy for some reason. In particular the softer passages of the painting are less textured than they appear on the photo.
Autumn Sunlight, Altamont House
(14" x 11" Oil on Canvas)
I joined a neighbouring plein air group for a paint-out at beautiful Ballymaloe House yesterday. It was a dull misty morning, but cleared up a little in the afternoon. I had to look hard to find some colour in the morning, but found these dahlias in the yard.
Dahlias, Ballymaloe House
(10" x 12" Oil on Board)
Since the sun was coming and going in the afternoon, I settled for this shaded corner of the garden for my second painting.