Eternal Light

Eternal LIght 20x30 inches Oil on Canvas
Eternal LIght 20×30 inches Oil on Canvas


Eternal LIght 20x30 inches Oil on Canvas Room View
Eternal LIght 20×30 inches Oil on Canvas Room View
Eternal LIght 20x30 inches Oil on Canvas Studio View
Eternal LIght 20×30 inches Oil on Canvas Studio View

He wishes for the cloths of Heaven

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths

Enwrought with golden and silver light

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths

Of night and light and the half-light

I would spread the cloths under your feet

But I, being poor, have only my dreams

I have spread my dreams under your feet

Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams!

W B Yeats

You can see similar paintings here :http://Www.donnamcgee.ie/seascapes

Contact me here should you wish to purchase this painting.

Galway Hookers at Ideal Home Show

Galway Hookers en Route 40 x 80 cms - Oil on Canvas
Galway Hookers en Route 40 x 80 cms – Oil on Canvas

This painting can be see first

Galway Hookers en Route

at the Ideal Home Show, Dublin 12- 14th April 2019

The painting is framed in a white contemporary style box frame and is ready to hang.

The image below helps you visualise how it would look on your wall.

Galway Hookers en Route along the Wild Atlantic Way 40 x 80 cms - Oil on Canvas
Galway Hookers en Route along the Wild Atlantic Way 40 x 80 cms – Oil on Canvas


Yes! The Spring has finally arrived and that means it’s time for Ireland’s biggest and best loved home show.


The permanent tsb Ideal Home Show – full of ideas, advice and inspiration with amazing new home products from the largest selection of suppliers of any event in Ireland – over 220 Exhibitorssee list

Ideal Home Show

If you have not yet gotten your tickets for the Ideal Home Show,

please check out the following link

https://idealhome.ie/free-ticket-registration

Hurry, this free offer is about to close. If you’ve missed out on the offer, be sure to contact me and I will arrange to get some invites to you directly.

So, the countdown is on – still lots to do but I’m looking forward to meeting you all.

Hope to see you there.

Goodbye Breaking Dawn

Say Goodbye to – Breaking Dawn 

 

Breaking Dawn

And so, Breaking Dawn Oil Seascape Painting has gone off to a lovely new home.

It is always a source of great pleasure to me when I see my paintings hanging in someone’s home or business place.

 

 

It was good fun  moving the painting around trying to find the best position for hanging it.  Before I knew it,  I had the shoes  off while I climbed the chair with hammer and picture hooks at the ready.

A  nice glass of  Graham Norton’s  rose  wine helped to achieve the perfect hanging position!Breaking Dawn

…   Is it crooked?

…   Right a bit?

…   Left a bit?

…   Down a bit?

… No, up a bit?

The painting had to be positioned so that when looking at it, you could almost walk into that water and bathe your feet – that was the intention anyway!

Between us, I think we got it right and had a good ole laugh in the process!

See more of my seascapes here

 

 

Suaimhneas – Happy Easter

Suaimhneas 24 x 20" - Oil on Block Canvas Donna McGee Art
Suaimhneas 24 x 20″ – Oil on Block Canvas

Happy Easter

“Suaimhneas”

an enchanting  word from the Irish language denoting

  • peace

  • relaxation

  • calm

  • serenity

  • tranquillity

    Suaimhneas 24 x 20" - Oil on Block Canvas Donna McGee ArtI wish you all a very happy Easter!

 

 

Art Source Final Preparations

Into the Ether Collage
Into the Ether Collage

Art Source

and the final preparations

***

This is the most exciting art event of the year

I am  putting the finishing touches on my work

Scrutinising Fine Art with fine detail …

Labels for typing …

Catalogues for printing …

and excitement building!

Come, join me at Art Source, RDS, Dublin 11th – 13th November 2016

where over 120 contemporary artists and 22 Irish and international galleries gather together to showcase Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Illustration, Prints, Ceramic and Glass Art.

 

Art Source - Donna McGee

 

Shades of Diversity Preview – Sneak Peek!

Shades of Diversity Preview

Thought I’d take a final visit to the library today  ‘just to be sure, to be sure’  that everything was just fine for the opening of my exhibition

Shades of Diversity

that takes place  tomorrow. Continue reading “Shades of Diversity Preview – Sneak Peek!”

Art Award of Excellence – Gateway to Heaven

Receiving this award of excellence was heavenly:

Gateway to Heaven 16 x 12 Oil on block canvas
Gateway to Heaven
16 x 12 Oil on block canvas

Award of Excellence 

from Four Points Contemporary 3rd Biannual Competition

with my painting entitled Gateway to Heaven

This Competition was juried by Flavia Cosma, the Executive

Director Int’l Writers & Artists’ Residency Quebec, Canada.

Press Release

I wish I was a Gannet!

 

I wish I was a gannet (well…. maybe for  just for a little while! )

From our boat trip along the shores of Carrigaholt and  around Loop Head, we were mesmerized by the gannets as they dive-bombed into the sea from up to 40 metres and hit the water with a streamlined elegance that Tom Daley and his Olympic buddies could only attempt to emulate.

Gannets are the most  amazing seafaring birds to watch.   They are the largest of Ireland’s sea birds and with a wingspan of just under 2m.   They have snow-white plumage,  are tipped with black on the wings and are crowned with a buttery almond glow.

The Gannet Watch 24 x 16 Oil on Canvas
The Gannet Watch 24 x 16 Oil on Canvas

As the boat swayed to and fro, I gazed up into the morning light and thought about my best efforts at a pencil dive, then as I watched another rapid dive,  I thought …… no more cooking….. no more cleaning up…… sushi for every meal – how wonderful and simple life could be!  I wish I was a gannet!

Shortly thereafter, we arrived back to shore!

What would you like to be?

International Art Award – Atlantic Crash

Atlantic Crash Oil Painting awarded Second Place

Four Points Contemporary

2nd Bi-Annual Juried International Art Competition

Absolutely delighted  that I was selected  for an award in 2nd place with my painting Atlantic Crash.

I have always been moved by the great forces of the sea and its moods – calm, majestic to fierce. I witnessed this scene in a local town Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin and found it spellbinding to observe the pulsating movement of the waves against the rocks.

international-art-award-atlantic-crash Waves Crashing against Rocks, stormy seas, west coast of Ireland, stormy skies, © www.donnamcgee.ie
Atlantic Crash 23 x 15″ Oil on board

Juried by Reginald Charles Adams, C0-Founder of Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston

Many congratulations to all the other participants.  You can find details of the winning entries here

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Safe Haven

Safe_Haven_ Cave Oil on canvas 20 x 30" © Donna McGee
Safe Haven – Oil Painting on Canvas 20 x 30″

Inspiration from a trip to the west coast of Ireland and in particular to the dramatic cliff walks in Kilkee, Loop Head and boat trips from Carrigaholt, I tried to capture the memory of this  special place.   

The painting, Safe Haven  began  to evolve and become an immersive virtual environment of sedimentary rock formation that could give shelter from the elemental forces of nature.

 “The spectacular scenery at the Mouth of the Shannon ranges from pastoral slopes and sand dunes to very dramatic cliffs with exposed layers of sand & mud sedimentary rock dating back 350 million years.

The ledges create ideal nesting areas for thousands of sea birds every year, including guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and fulmars.

Cliffs, coastal caves, sea stacks, rock folds and historic maritime features all contribute to this wealth of natural beauty to be seen from the water”.  Dolphin Watch Carrigaholt

– could this be a safe haven for the weary boatman to shelter from the stormy seas?

or

– a safe haven for  wildlife such as the  grey seals that also populate this area?

Either way, it is a place to explore!