The Cliffs of Insanity from the Princess Bride, actually the Cliffs of Moher on the West Coast of Ireland. It was a little insane making to do the subtle washes for the fog and water. There was a warm glow reflecting off the green cliff tops and then a bluer middle and a warmer rose with the lightest area on the horizon. Hopefully the insanity is out of the way now for the new year.
Watercolor painting 14x21" on Saunders Waterford rough paper
Justice is more than a symbol. This one stands over an arch at Dublin Castle in Ireland. Part of the Castle served as a prison, and many Irish incarcerated there didn't think they were receiving justice from the British and their appointees.
14x20 watercolor on 140# Arches cold press paper.
Poulnabrone (Poll na Bron) On the West Coast of Ireland, in the Burren, this ancient portal tomb from around 3000 BC stands where once a forest and fields were.
21x29" watercolor on 140 # Arches rough paper
This cave, once occupied by a Hermit, is said to always have room for one more. Its on the North Coast of Ireland, near the Northern most point of land in Donegal.
21x29" watercolor on rough watercolor paper
Classiebawn Castle is in Mullaghmore, near Sligo, Ireland. It was occupied, at least part time, by Lord Louis Montbatten until he was assassinated by the IRA near the harbor on his boat. Several ships from the Spanish Armada wrecked near here also.
Watercolor 22x30" on Arches cold press paper
Dunluce Castle on the North coast of Northern Ireland. The Irish Sea has reclaimed some of it. When the kitchen and staff tumbled into the sea, the family abandoned the castle.
22x30" watercolor on Arches cold press paper