Art, Ireland, Landscape, Life, oil painting, Painters, Painting

Les and Cuca in the Connemara


10″ x 8″ oil on canvas panel

Recently this blog was visited by an artist from Ireland who commented on some of the paintings I have in the ‘Older Paintings’ section. It turned out that he lives near where we visited and knows not only the sites I painted but our good friend who hosted us there. I started reminiscing about that trip and the beautiful landscapes we saw near Omey Island and found a photo of my wife and our friend standing on the rocks looking out at the stormy ocean.

I’ve dreamed of going back to that incredible place on a painting trip for 12 years.

Check out Cathal O Malleys beautiful Irish landscapes here.


I’ve been listening to Solas “The Words That Remain” and reading “The Asian Journals of Thomas Merton.”

13 thoughts on “Les and Cuca in the Connemara”

  1. Great! Love the colors in the sky, the gesture of the figures and the rocks. Maybe I should have just said I like it all huh?
    I’d love to get over to Ireland one day.


  2. Frank, I appreciate it. This one did all come together nicely.
    Ireland is amazing. I was never interested in landscape painting until I went there. I don’t get to travel much but seeing new sites always gets me excited about painting. i find it difficult to paint familiar scenes.

    Apparently there is no way to receive followups to WordPress comments.


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