The Commons, Kilcolgan area, Galway


“The Commons, Kilcolgan, Galway”, Oil on canvas, 12″ x 16″

I saw a spit of land across the bay, windswept and green and empty of houses, and I wondered if I could get to it. Finding a track, I followed my nose and drove the car carefully down a very narrow lane and came to a gate beside a brook. A very good painting spot in itself, but I continued on and as the track petered out I found myself in a solitary heaven.

After painting I took a little nap, equipped as my mobile studio is with portable camping bed and blankets, to the lullaby of the breeze and the birds, and when I awoke went for a short walk around the area, meeting a pair of friendly horses and drinking in the beauty.

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