I’ve sold a few of these lately so I couldn’t resist painting another just to keep me company .
Two west of Ireland views. Paul Henry (1876-1958) painted hundreds of these type of subjects in oils. I’m using watercolour. John Hoar paints the most beautiful watercolours of the west of Ireland.
Inishbofin is a small island in the west of Ireland. You get a small ferry from the tiny port of Cleggan . I love it and here’s a painting overlooking the harbour where the ferry docks. If you get a chance to go- seize it!
Three watercolours from another workshop with John Hoar. Here is a snowy scene and two west of Ireland paintings. The large white cottages are of the east end of Inishbofin island, County Galway. Can’t wait to be back there in May.
Here are three pictures from my visits to Ireland. The dark, broody mountain is Ben Bulben, near Sligo and immortalised by W B Yeats. The view across the mountains of Connemara is painted from the delightful Derryinver Harbour and there’ a storm approaching a Donegal farmstead.
If you’ve never been to the west coast of Ireland, do! It’s one of the most beautiful places on the planet. I’ve had the great pleasure to stay for five days on the Renvyle Peninsular along the Wild Atlantic way; in the Renvyle House Hotel with John Hoar and 20 or so other artists. Here is a selection of paintings from the first few days. They are of the coastline around here, the little nearby village of Tully Cross with its church , Renvyle House itself with its palm trees and lovely grounds; and some rhododendrons (picked from the hedgerows) and chrysanthemums.