Ballycarbery Castle at Sunset, Ireland

Ballycarbery Castle at Sunset, Ireland 12″ x 18″ oil on canvas
So…here’s a new one I just put the finishing touches on today. It’s something different for me, as I usually don’t paint landscapes. But I was in love with this reference photo. I took it on my trip to Ireland, in 2009, and I still remember what the day smelled like! Warm sun on hay, horse manure, salt air from the ocean. I had so much anticipation of actually reaching the castle itself, so I could explore, and it was about a five mile walk…There was a little black and white kitty that was rubbing itself on my legs while I was taking photos, and the hedge on the right hand side was amazing. It was fuschia, which I didn’t even know grew like a hedge! It was about five feet tall, and went for miles along the side of the road. Beautiful! 
Prints will be available from my etsy shop in the next few days…
Oh! I almost forgot!  Mojo377creations of etsy, featured my painting “Owl in the Mist” in her etsy treasury today…It’s called “I met Alice Last Night”, and is a clever and beautiful collection of Alice-in-Wonderland themed handmade items. Check it out HERE.