Irish LandscapeThe West of Ireland, my spiritual home. Love Art.The Footed Turf on the Oghillie Mass Rock Walk Mayo IrelandThe Footed Turf on the Oghillie Mass Rock Walk, Mayo on the Wild Atlantic Way Ireland. I painted this on the 17th of May 2017. It was a beautiful cold bright day - you could see rain over Westport in the distance, but for a few scattered showers it was mostly a dry day.Saxifrage at Gallarus OratorySaxifrage on the embankment behind the Gallarus Oratory provided me the opportunity to paint the turf from eye level, with many shades of browns greys of the stones, sod & undergrowth. An outdoor still life painting. Print available at Pixels.comMount Brandon from Fermoyle BeachThe elements of Mount Brandon, & the surrounding landscape, the rock, sediment & growths are pretty amazing. It was a cold day on beach, but the sky light was beautiful. There were many families camped out on the sand, taking it all in and surfing for the day. The children passing by checked out my progress as I painted! Also available as a print from Fine Art America (opens in a new tab)The Three Sisters from Gallarus Oratory West Kerry, Ireland, on the Wild Atlantic Way.There was great sunshine the day I painted the headland of the Three Sisters, Smerwick Harbour. The landscape glistening and buzzing after a storm. The storms made working with and easel difficult & I'm so grateful to www.artmaterials.ie for delivering this paint box to me so quickly. Thanks, brilliant service always. Also available as a print from Fine Art America (opens in a new tab)Inch Strand West KerryI set up my easel outside Sammy’s at Inch fully expecting to paint the setting sun. The sky had some cloud & the weather was good. I was hoping for a blaze of sunset glory. What happened then instead was a strange sunset. A bush fire took hold on the hill to the right, and the wind is carried a dark cloud of smoke across the bay. Even though I didn’t get the sunset I wanted, I did capture this event in the deep cloud you see to the right. It made for an unusual picture. A muted sunset. This painting is available to buy from Sheila Considine Fashions, Cabinteely, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Also available as a print from http://pixels.com/featured/inch-strand-dingle-kerry-on-the-wild-atlantic-way-of-western-ireland-catherine-considine.htmlThe House Through The TreesLooking inland from the Caher Road, Castlegregory, you can barely see the house through the trees, but it felt to me like the start of a story, summer colours in the foreground contrasting the blues and cyans of the sky, and they in turn varied by reflections and moisture coming up from Glentenassig beyond. A special mix of greys in the mountains and the clouds above. This painting is available to buy from Sheila Considine Fashions, Cabinteely, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Also available as a print from http://pixels.com/featured/the-house-through-the-trees-looking-towards-glentenassig-on-irelands-wild-atlantic-way-catherine-considine.htmlThe Owenwee River at Brackloon, Westport, Mayo, IrelandThe cloud was very deep that day, and I gave up any idea of climbing Croagh Patrick, instead I headed into the woods in Brackloon, The darkness of the day created a mysterious setting and the water crashing over the rocks contrasted in this soft display of falling water.