Sunday, January 18, 2009

Brilliant Light Over Portmagee & Puffin Island

36"x48" oil on linen

Okay. THIS IS HUGE! Measure it out yourself! This is quite the whopper...and gives you a true sense of this place, standing on Valentia Island, Ireland; looking over to Portmagee. In the summer the clouds roll through casting their shadows on the hills and cliffs beyond. They don't stay for long, constantly moving with the steady breeze.

As you stand on this piece of land, not only do you feel a spiritual connection to this place, but you are also near a recent (in the big picture of things) historic feat- The first transAtlantic telegraph cable was connected here from Newfoundland in 1866. In the summer, the Atlantic can be relatively calm unless there's a storm. But winter storms are ferocious, with the waves crashing above these grassy edges! You can see how big pieces of earth have been eaten away by the sea! It is an awesome place where land meets the sea at this spot!

This painting is currently available from my Ebay store.


Blogger Olha Pryymak said...

beautiful! Love your landscape here. Your roosters from the past posts are also great fun. Thank you for stopping by and pleasure to be on Daily Painters with you.

January 19, 2009 at 3:44 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Olha!

January 19, 2009 at 4:37 AM  
Blogger lyn said...

I do love the paintings in progress, it shows me allot about how to work in oils!(if I ever get the time)
continued success

January 19, 2009 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thank you Lyn!!

January 20, 2009 at 11:32 AM  

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