Back to the Wicklow hills, the place of my youth.

Just in from a 15 minute up the road, where we painted all morning in this lovely spot.

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12″ x 16″, Oil on canvas, Wicklow hills #2

The plan to go out West was postponed, weather sounding treacherous, but here on the East coast we had bright sunny spells, so parked ourselves off a nearby country road and set up. Our mobile studio makes it so easy, and when I got cold having painted two canvases, I sat in the front seat to warm up and fell asleep, while Mum kept at the watercolor until she did something lovely.

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It’s great to be working small, having recently done a series of large canvases, which often take weeks to complete. These two will dry and maybe get a few more strokes or glazes, but not much….I love the immediacy and spontaneity of plein air work, and don’t want to detract from that with fussy overworking, so I resolve not to….

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2 thoughts on “Back to the Wicklow hills, the place of my youth.

  1. Hello Fiona. I recognise the purple hills, passed them today on the way for a walk. Good to hear your home, have been following your wonderful painting during the year. Fsinnott.

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