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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Cattle on Hook head, after sunset.

Trouble with the Internet again. I am getting a new internet provider tomorrow, one that people say is reliable. I painted this little painting, 6x8 ins, oil on linen panel. I used quite a bit of impasto to achieve what I wanted. The painting is  based on a scene on Hook head, Co. Wexford. Cattle were wandering across a field by the shoreline, on the peninsula and the backdrop is the mainland, Dunmore East. The famous Hook head light house is located here as well. The term by "Hook or by crook", a sailing term, is derived from sailors passing the head.

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