Happy Christmas / Holidays to all!
Well made it to the big day. Travelling home just 35 miles away was more like a relief mission than the usual trek to be with family. The extreme cold meant I had to bring heaters and water (in case pipes froze).
Anyway below is a painting that I did for my sister as a gift. Earlier in the year she asked if I would do one for her - something from Sligo. It is of Ben Bulben -a mountain near where my parents home is. It has a very distinctive profile. It was done on a square canvas which meant I had to think a little bit about composition. It would have fit a little easier in a landscape format but I think it ended up being more interesting. Anyway I have completed it early November and have been looking at it since. Touch ups and a big rethink on the sky. Originally a lot of Cumulus clouds - it was too claustrophobic. I think this works way better. I will be sorry to see it go. Hope she likes it.