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!

New Art – New Show

Ideal Home Show – RDS Dublin

Slea Head Drive 60x90cms Oil on Block Canvas _ Donna McGee
Slea Head Drive 60x90cms Oil on Block Canvas
Slea Head Drive Painting in Room View
Slea Head Drive Painting in Room

New Art – New Show!

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!

See more of my seascapes here.

Next one up and counting is:

Ideal Home Show

Donna McGee at Ideal Home Show N40
Donna McGee at Ideal Home Show N40

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

.eco expo

.build & extend

.grants and tax breaks

.financial services

.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.

See you there!

See ya there smiley face from Donna McGee