Sunshine in my Heart

Sunshine on Magheramore Beach, Wicklow

Irish Art - Maghermore Beach, Co. Wicklow, east coast of ireland, sandy beach, rock pools, cliffs, water reflections
Maghermore Beach, Co. Wicklow – 8×10″ Oil on Canvas © www.donnamcgee.ie

The long bank holiday weekend in August – already thinking about school uniforms, book lists …. and all the routine “duty” that is so much a part of this time of year.

But hey, I’m still waiting for the summer to come! What is happening  to our planet? Is it Global Warming?  Global Freezing?

The rains came and made our gardens grow,  the  grass grew greener, then more rain came and flooded our fields and gave headaches to  the farmers.

Quietly, I wait for the sun to announce summertime.

Well,  last weekend the sun came!  We made it to one of my favourite places – Magheramore Beach in County Wicklow.  This small little secluded beach embraced children playing, families picnicking, people swimming,  dogs prancing with delight and we even saw a seal proudly perch its head above the waves as if to say “Hi – let’s play”.

My camera phone and my sketch pad kept me  peacefully engaged in quiet absorption as I stole away some time to record the scene.  The sun shone and the undulating waves rippled a slow mesmerizing imprint on the shoreline.

I transferred my sketch to canvas as soon as I returned  –   hoping that somehow I could hold this sunshine in my heart just a bit longer.

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Author: Donna McGee

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

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