Miniature Oil paintings
Having just come back from a trip to the west coast of Ireland and in particular the very beautiful Co. Clare, my mind was racing with images and photographs of subject matter for painting.
The Loop Head Peninsula is where the River Shannon opens out to the Atlantic Ocean. Next stop – America!
Magnificent architectural rock formations of the peninsula trace the evolution of a large scale river delta during the Upper Carboniferous Period about 320 million years ago.
Despite images flooding my mind of the untamed waters of Kilkee, Loop Head and the majestic Cliffs of Moher, my thoughts were of rock formations, flora and fauna and the onset of Autumn colour – I found myself painting abstracts in oil.
“Making hay while the sun shines” or in other words, taking full advantage of the extended period of sunshine, now that Autumn has arrived. Painting, varnishing, framing – multi-tasking en plein air and sunshine in the comfort of my garden – bliss!
These are some of the miniature 5 x 5″ oil paintings showcased in white frames that I have worked on and I hope you like them.
I look forward to more painting in my garden while this borrowed sunshine lingers and hope to post the results of my work here shortly.
Make hay while the sun shines