With all the "projects" I've been giving myself lately it's great just to switch off the laptop and get back into the studio and paint!
Here are two paintings I finished recently that I'm really happy with. This first one - "Looking Over at Hungry Hill"- is of Hungry Hill mountain on the Beara peninsula in west Cork. It is painted from a photograph taken from the Sheep's Head peninsula and I just love the old farmhouse tucked into the landscape in the foreground.
This second painting is one that I started at my painting workshop in Achill in early june - I call it "A Quiet Day, Achill". I finished in my studio in Delgany and I just love the calm, summer feel to it. I have put in the telegraph lines again, disappearing over the hill. There is something really evocative about those old telegraph poles - they are certainly a long way from mobile wi-fi and smartphone apps!