Stormy Skies at Greencastle

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I took this scene on a beach that looked out on to Lough Foyle near Derry, Ireland. The wind whistled round and I could see the froth forming on the breakers just off the beach. The weather was turning and a storm was on its way. Most of this painting was painted with palette knives lending it a much more “painterly” feel using the textural qualities of oil paint. I heightened the colours in some cases using colours such as the reds and ochres straight out of the tube. The almost black rocks at the front of the painting made for a very strong tonal overall feel to the painting. The resulting painting really reflected the original. dramatic scene

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Stormy Skies at Greencastle

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