Thursday, January 9, 2014

We are Ghosts among these Hills

We are Ghosts among these Hills - oil on canvas - 40"x30"

This painting has it's basis in sketches and memories created during walks in the Burren. There is a place called Abbey Hill that I often visit. Along the path of that hill are wall
s which snake up, down and across the surrounding landscape. Some of these 'slab walls' made up of limestone and granite are ancient. One or two of these walls in particular speak to me. Through the different styles of arrangements and patterns I can sense the hands that built them.

On a clear day there are great views to the north over Galway Bay. It is surrounded on the other sides by the bare limestone hills of the Burren.

- Richard

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