Friday, July 17, 2009

No. 88. Achill Clouds

One of my students asked me how to paint clouds, which began a discussion of Paul Henry and his work in Achill. I had a photo of this ancient ruin handy so we both painted it together, leaving plenty of latitude for artistic licence. I painted on a reasonably bright orange ground that I left showing through in some places to give the sky a lively appearance, as if this is evening after another stormy day. I piled the clouds high, somewhat in the manner of Henry's style.

Oils on gessoed panel. 5" x 6". Costs €120 including frame [postage, packing included for customers in Ireland]

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