It’s feeling a lot like Christmas

It’s feeling a lot like Christmas!

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!

gulls landing painting
Gulls Landing along the Dingle peninsula
gulls landing oil painting - dingle peninsula - donna mcgee
gulls landing oil painting - dingle peninsula - donna mcgee

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”

gulls landing
A “drunk” seagull as reported by the New York Post

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.

Happy Christmas everyone!

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Author: Donna McGee

Capturing and sharing the timeless beauty of the Irish landscape in paint !

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