strange deserted beach out on the island
felt like a ghost town, just waiting for tumbleweeed
lichen, shrubs, herbs, bark
a rich deposit to mine
so of course more paintings brewing
quite surreal this morning watching the huge tubular tree structure being dismantled in Tavira
A wonderful walk along by the saltpans out to Quatro Aguas today
Fantastic waders, godwits, egrets, spoonbills strutting about and dabbling in the shallow waters
Watched the dinghy class by the harbour
AND at last got some work done!
Posted in cold wax, colour, painting, wanderings abroad, wooden panels
- Tagged Algarve, blue, Liz Doyle, painting, Portugal, sailing, sun, Tavira, yellow
St Frances Church in Tavira
I’m hoping to go in here in a few minutes to listen to a fado concert. Fado is a special type of mournful singing traditional in this region of Portugal
Couldnt resist this house for its unbelievably yellow yellowness!
these tree berries ( sorry, dont know the tree name) catching the clear January morning sunshine in Tavira, Portugal,
remind me of Van Gogh’s painting of Damson blossom. Same blue perhaps.
memories of Mayo
so much material to work from
must get rid of this cold and get back into the studio!
I am on a weeks workshop with artist Rebecca Crowell at Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle County Mayo
My work this week is very influenced by a fantastic day trip we made out to Ceide Feilds
This is a huge extensive neolithic site, where a network of over 50 miles of buried stone boundary walls have been identified from a farming community living on this coastline over 5,000 years ago. The individual rocks from here and around another landmark, Benwee head, and the intriguing plan of the layout of the walls have found their way onto the surface of these paintings