Monday, May 5, 2008

Skelligs Calling - Valentia Island, Ireland - sold

11"x14" oil on Belgian linen mounted on professional artboard (Raymar)

During my last visit to Valentia, I bought two books by Michael Kirby. They are: Skelligs Calling, and Skelligs Sunset. He was a fisherman, a writer, poet and painter. He died in his 100th year in April 2005. I'm really enjoying his written memories & poems about his life. I only wish I could see what he painted! This painting is of my memories of the island - an early morning during the first few days of March....sun shining, lighting up one half of Puffin Rock over on the PortMagee side. The skelligs are visible on the horizon. The light hits the side of the cottages on the land below as the pastures stretch out to the sea. Ahh, what a gorgeous morning, a fine day to be in Ireland!


Blogger Todd Bonita said...

Love it. The brushwork looks very bold to me, good for you.


May 7, 2008 at 6:09 PM  

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