Sunday, February 19, 2017

Inisheer paintings

3 nights. 2 days. 6 paintings. And tons of watercolour sketches. This was my first time trying plein air painting. And you can guess. I loved it. So much energy battling with the elements. Crouching against a wall, yellow rain poncho on, umbrella open, thermals, rain trousers, woollen mittens. Waiting for the rain to stop, so I could start painting the moment the shower passed, and be done before the next band of rain made land. These are not fine-tuned paintings. But I think they reflect the energy of the Atlantic Ocean, and my sense of euphoria as I mixed my colours and painted as if my life depended on it! I had a ball!

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