At last I have started to paint again after a long absence. Other things have been getting in the way and it was only when my wife gave the computer a cup of tea one morning that I was left with no choice but to pick up the brushes and head for the road. I have always liked to paint en plein air and it took a while to get back into the swing of it again but thanks to some friends who asked me to join them on several paint-outs the hand began to limber up and the results can be seen here in a small selection of work depicting south east Ireland. It is also thanks to some other friends that I am posting this blog as they have given me a spare laptop they had and I am once again connected to cyberspace after six weeks.
I am very fond of this corner of Ireland, from Rosslare to Ballyhack, across Waterford harbour by ferry to Passage East, Cheekpoint and down to Dunmore East, even the names sound romantic. It may lack the drama of Connemara and points further west but there is much to paint here with big open skies, rolling countryside, marshland, delightful harbours and, of course, history.
Top: The Harbour, Fethard. Watercolour
Centre Arthurstown. Watercolour
Right: High Summer, Churshtown
Post published 14 - 7 - 2010
by Tom King