Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas
Here is the last painting of 2019. This has already been delivered and I’m happy to say – was received with great delight!
This is the Dingle Peninsula in Co. Kerry and is about a 30 kilometre drive. It is one of the highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way and is the most western point in Ireland. It is most picturesque covering an ancient landscape of prehistoric ring forts, beehive huts, early Christian chapels, crosses and holy wells, hamlets and abandoned villages. It has a breath-taking, majestic coastline where you can take a boat ride from the famous Dunquin harbour to the Blasket Islands.
On this particular day, there were lots of tourists about. There were also lots of seagulls about – big seagulls, hungry scavengers! They swooped down in quest of any scraps of food they could find while scaring the life out of everyone, hence, the name Gulls Landing.
An old Dublin saying
“they’d take the eye out of your head and come back for the eyelashes”
Seagulls have become quite a nuisance because they can dive on people and pets. Came across this drunken seagull discovered by the New York Post which I thought you might enjoy. However, they’re not all bad – I like to paint them and they add extra life to a painting. View my other seascape paintings
I enjoyed doing this painting so thinking about doing a larger version when all this Christmas fun is done.
Warm wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family and particularly to those living abroad and in the U.S.
Thanksgiving, currently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November by federal legislation in 1941, has been an annual tradition in the United States by presidential proclamation since 1863 and by state legislation since the Founding Fathers of the United States. Historically, Thanksgiving has traditionally been a celebration of the blessings of the year, including the harvest. What Americans call the “Holiday Season” generally begins with Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is celebrated both with family and in public places with parades such as Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York City, ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade in Plymouth, Massachusetts, McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago, and Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Parade in New Orleans. This first day after Thanksgiving Day—Black Friday—marks the start of the Christmas shopping season
Wikipedia but are in our thoughts.
For me, Thanksgiving is a special day to give thanks and remember those no longer with us or those who live someplace else but are always in our thoughts.
Continuing to paint like crazy for upcoming exhibitions – I love it!
This painting is from a trip to Dingle during the summer. We drove around the peninsula and each sight was more breath-taking than the next. We did boat trips to the magnificent Blasket Islands and climbed the highest mountains – more to come in another blog post. A return visit is a must!
So, Ideal Home Show is on again this bank holiday weekend in the RDS Dublin 25 – 28 th October
This is where you get the opportunity to
Create the home you love
. Interior design hub
. home advice theatres
.ask an expert
.build & extend
.grants and tax breaks
.kitchen & bathrooms
.windows & insulation
to include Finline Furniture Showhouse designed by Helen McAlinden and Interiors & Design Theatre with Nick Knowles UK TV presenter
Ideal Home Show
I too, will be there at Stand N40 right beside the Interior & Design Theatre. I hope to see you there. You can get free admission for a limited period by registering at this link or failing that, message me and I will send you on some tickets gladly.
Busy preparing for upcoming shows and this is one of my latest creations from my “Transcendence Series” entitled Cascading Depths.
Cascading Depths painting is from a series of abstract landscapes. Mixing my favourite colours – those earthy, autumn blends of colour that nature presents are very pleasing and offer a comforting warmth for me. I build up many layers of shapes and form with a palette knife, brushes and even my fingers can play a part in the process until I am satisfied with the final result.
Does this painting invite you in?
Is it a journey deep into the woodland
a cascading waterfall?
What does it say to you – I would love to hear from you.