Saturday, February 17, 2018

The sea was like a boiling cauldron


It looks all blue and pretty with the warm-looking yellows, but West Clare in winter is not a warm place - it was baltic. And the sea was rough and dangerous-looking too. Only the very sheltered beach in Kilkee was calm. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Drained field with ditch near Kilkee


It was late afternoon and the sun was low in the sky, and the stiff breeze coming in off the sea made it feel considerably cooler than it looks here. West Clare in early February can be a nippy place. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Roadside near Kilkee



The coast road between Kilkee and Loop Head in County Clare is very pretty, and boggy too. Seems to be commonage, as there are no real fences. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Dog Playing on St Finnian's Strand


I've just uploaded this to my Saatchi page, it's another small square, just 10 x 10 cm. For more information about this page, follow the link.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

I think it's done: Another one of Ballyheigue Strand: Incoming Tide


And the only reason I know the tide was coming in was because we noticed there was no more beach when we got close to the island about an hour later, I think it's a couple of miles away from the village of Ballyheigue, where the creek that goes into Lough Akeragh divides the beach in two.

Done in acrylic paint on canvas with palette knife, for a change. Second or third completed painting of 2018. Will be framed up in due course.