It was a beautiful morning here yesterday, so I got out there quickly, hoping to catch the last of the straw bales. I got very lucky, spotting these in a field near the little village of Screen and getting about 45 minutes before it completely clouded over! I managed to finish it on location, painting mostly from memory. Got chatting to the farmer too - it's always great to meet local people who invariably have a real sense of place and love of the land.
I had to shift things around a bit to make a more interesting composition.
Straw Bales, Near Screen
(10" x 12" Oil on Board)
This is a photo of the scene, taken, before I started.
I went painting yesterday (Sunday 19 August) with a few friends to the little village of Ballyhack. It was a misty, overcast day, which turned into persistent rain by afternoon. Thankfully, I got one done before it turned wet. I had to work really hard to find some colour and even then had to enhance things a little, but I'm fairly pleased with the result.
Low Tide, Ballyhack Harbour
(12" x 10" Oil on Board)
This is a photo of the scene, taken before I started:-
I've got a new solo show opening this evening at 8-00 pm in The Cedars Hotel, Rosslare Strand. If you're in the area, please come along and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, while viewing the paintings. The show continues until the 29th September.