Sunday, December 17, 2017

Photograph: Ventry strand, County Kerry

Taken in mid-October 2017, and we were absolutely blessed with the weather! This was during the first visit in 25 of Dolf's niece Linda, and we were pretty lucky with the weather, all told.

When I was 17 I spent 3 weeks in this area for Irish College. Great fun. We'd spend afternoons on this beach - glorious.

And a few years ago we went on a little boat excursion of the Blasket Islands from here, which was marvellous, and I'd really recommend it. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Many figures

These days I'm far more interested in capturing the nuances of body language and movement than capturing a likeness of someone's face. I love watching people react to places like the Burren, how they take in its strange beauty. I don't like 'posed' subjects, I prefer to see them as they ARE, rather than a version of themselves they would like to project.

I made I think it was 11 little square paintings I called the Burren Series - somehow my titles end up sounding like they're from a catalogue - and will be posting them on here over the next while. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Ballyheigue Strand, incoming tide

Not sure if I still have this one - I did send one off with a lady we knew in Texas in 2015. Must have a good root through my portfolios.

I think this was the day we were caught by the incoming tide, and we could either stumble over the large stones and rocks in the fading evening light, or climb over the dunes and find the road back to the village of Ballyheigue, which was what we ended up doing in the end.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Snow on the hill during the 2010 Big Freeze

Gosh, amazing what a little bit of delicate Photoshop tweaking can do .... the colours are more intense than in the original shot.

In the intervening years, two windmills have been built on this hill. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Burren series: Clints and Grykes

This little one was included in the exhibition I had in CB1, Limerick, and will be winging its way to its new home tomorrow.