We moved to Sherkin a year ago from the mountains and woodlands of Kerry, and it’s a whole new and wonderful experience to live on an island.
One thing that strikes me is that the skies are just so vast…there’s an uninterrupted horizon-line, a bit like being on top of a mountain where you can see for miles, except you’re down with the sea at the same level. And often the skies are completely clear, and the sea and sky merge together in endless tones of blue, getting lighter and lighter. There’s such peacefulness in clear blue skies.
Another thing that strikes me is how we are so aware of the tides and the weather and live so closely accordingly. I find that immersion in nature and the elements completely enveloping, and a privilege to live by.
This is what I’m trying to capture in my paintings of Sherkin.
In this collection I have focussed on views of the sea over the summer hedgerows, abundant with glorious delicate wildflowers of all colours.
I have really enjoyed getting to know these very special views, and hope you enjoy seeing them here.
I’ve made a colour mixing tutorial as a reference guide to use with the Zoom classes, and it’s going down well!
Here’s some of the feedback:
Hi Tina. I followed you on the video yesterday and was fascinated by the new colours. Some are especially lovely e.g.the 3:1 crimson and ultramarine and the 1:1 cad yellow and crimson. I will certainly consult my chart of mixtures whenever I’m painting and will use your tips for grass.and shadows. These mixtures will produce lovely results and also save time. Thank you.
We’ve now completed 3 weekend courses- Cherry Blossom, Bluebells and Gougane Barra. Lots more to come, and some spaces still available- see courses page!
Tuesday Weekly Classes
We’re now halfway through a 4-week class block of classes, painting Ballybunion Beach! So excited about the new direction things are taking, and really enjoying meeting everyone each week for some painting on-line!
Delighted to receive this photo of my latest sale to USA. A happy customer now with a matching pair of my Horse Racing paintings! The first painting was bought two years ago at The Dublin Horse Show, and the second one was commissioned this year to hang beside it in their home in Texas.