It has been a long 4 weeks, but we are finally home from Ireland. It was frustrating to not be able to upload from there. Either the public computers didn't have a place to connect my memory card or wouldn't read the memory card. lol
Here are a few more paintings from Galway.
Above is part of the historic area of Galway with the Cathedral in the background.
As you know, every picture has a story. The weather in Ireland changes often and very quickly, and while we were there it was fairly cold (at least to me).You may think it is going to be a sunny day but minutes later it is raining. That must be why it is so green. I went down by the harbor, set up my stool, took out my paints, and started the painting above. My husband went off to look at something and told me he'd be back in about an hour and we could go to lunch. I was nearly finished when he came back. By that time I was wearing a sweater, a coat with a zip out lining, my scarf, my fingerless gloves, my earmuffs, and I had my hood up because it was super windy and it was the only way to keep my hair from flying in my face. It started to drizzle and I started packing up while my husband held an umbrella over us...and then it started to hail...big hail. lol We were really pelted with it while we ran to the restaurant which was quite a way from where we were. It was an extreme plein air experience!
Of course a day in Galway meant a pub at night. Below is a sketch I did of the traditional musicians playing at An Pucan Pub.
Here is a page of a few of .my beginning sketches that I did at Kennedy Airport waiting for our flight. I forgot to post them first.