Saturday, 26 July 2014

The "Copper coast" is a stretch of coast in south east Ireland, beautiful and rugged, with spectacular views. It stretches from Tramore to Dungarvan, and is 25 kilometres long. The title of "copper coast" comes from a number old disused 19th century copper mines, that pepper the area, the ruins of which can still be seen. It is these old mines, that are are as much a tourist attraction as the coastline is. Today's painting is of  that coastline. The clouds are what interested me, a September evening with the sun shining. The clouds were warmed with  ochre and the reflections in the sea, which was glass like and so calm. Wonderful. Oil on linen on board 6x8 ins.