art, Connemara, Devon, Exmoor, Ireland, Norfolk

Lockdown paintings

Like us all I’ve been spending most of my time indoors with just the occasional shop and regular daily exercise. All this has meant quite a lot of painting, ranging from John Hoar DVDs (I was due to go on one of his courses so substituted DVDs instead), my Connemara and Norfolk sketchbooks. Here’s a selection of them.

Meeting Street Appledore Devon
Renvyle Connemara
Blakeney Norfolk
Morston Church Norfolk
The Mweelrea Mountains Connemara
Exmoor Devon
art, Connemara, Devon, Exmoor

Water, fishing boats and sunrise

Here are two watercolours painted this week. One is of fishing boats at Appledore in North Devon. The other is a sunrise over the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland. Two places that I love.

Fishing boats at Appledore
Sunrise over Derryinver. Wild Atlantic Way
art, autumn, Connemara, Ireland

Looking across the Renvyle peninsular

Many times I’ve looked at this view from the position of the Renvyle House Hotel with the castle ruin and the sea in the far distance. I’ve attempted to get a bid of moodiness in here using a very limited colour palette.

art, Connemara, Ireland, watercolours

Connemara 2019

Once again I had the privilege of spending five days at the Renvyle House Hotel in Connemara painting under the kind tutelage of the best watercolorist in England today, John Hoar. These five are all paintings of scenes nearby. It’s an astonishingly beautiful part of the world and the hotel, with its friendly staff, magnificent restaurant, turf (peat for the uninitiated ) fires and Connemara single malt, is a wonderfully stress free zone.