Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Join us in Ireland 2015- Ballycarbery Castle-SOLD!

6"x8" oil on linen mounted on archival panel
This painting is sold, but there are others available, here.

This one was one of the last chances we had to paint at the end of a terrific week in Ireland, and the day was as lovely as could be. I've painted this place in all kinds of weather, each lending its own interest...but the brilliant sun & large rolling cumulus clouds really illuminated the ancient ruin, and the vegetation covered walls. 

Ahh, Ireland - could you get any more beautiful? Each time I've gone over to visit, I've been charmed by the place....leading me to return, again and again.  Everyone is so friendly. Even the puffins wave hello!

Your home away from home is the lovely Shealane Country House B&B on Valentia Island, just across the bridge from the fishing village of Portmagee. 

 Traffic jams are rare in this area, and in this case was caused by a couple of "lost lambs". 

Stories to amaze you....
and amuse you....
and leave you pondering...."did the fairies really do that?"
Charming, sweet gardens surrounding cottages in Adare,
and thrilling vistas on Skellig Michael...
the sun stays out late during the Irish summer....
Rowers are getting their evening practice in around 10pm in the Portmagee channel. 

Botanical beauties of white fuchsia look like falling stars!

A bevy of bovine beauties graze the fields along the road to Bray Head.  Sweeping vistas in all directions, just along the Atlantic Ocean.

Best looking planes out there...just seeing that shamrock makes me smile! You know I'm already thinking about the next time I return to this wonderful place!
Think about joining us next summer! Then start planning- we'd love to have you come along and paint with us! 
Mark your calendars for June 28th - July 5th 2015! Follow "Art on the Ring of Kerry" on Facebook for up-to-date information. And their web-site as well- you'll want to reserve your spot!

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