Sunday, March 16, 2008

Derrynane Overlook, Ring of Kerry, Ireland - sold

9"x12" oil on Belgian linen mounted on professional artboard (Raymar)

During my recent visit to Ireland we took a drive along the "Ring of Kerry". It was sunny for a good bit of that day. Driving from Valentia we stopped in Derrynane (a National Park) - along the mountainside cows were grazing peacefully. Our visit in March was so different from going in the summer. The weather is great in June or July of course, but the roads are crowded! This time we could be as leisurely as the cows down the hillside! I was chatting with some recent transplants (well, 8 years now) about how intensely blue the water is in winter! Almost a Caribbean color? It looks so clean, from up high it appears that you could see the bottom! But it is early spring (late winter)- the water is really cold no matter how beautiful it looks!


Blogger Rhonda Hurwitz said...

what a beautiful scene...and a great painting to post for today. Erin go braugh!

March 17, 2008 at 6:57 AM  
Blogger Cheryl Kling said...

Tis a beautiful painting. A lovely Irish landscape for a lovely Irish day.

March 17, 2008 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

This is a lovely painting Roxanne. Everything works - composition, colour.. I especially like the way the tonal value gradually deepens as you move down the painting.

March 17, 2008 at 4:30 PM  

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