There is an old abandoned railway line that runs through Donegal. It winds its weary way through moorland and upland, past lake and leafy dell, past noble Errigal’s peak, past Muckish mountain and on to Derry town. Last summer I began a series of watercolour sketches along this line and later this week, some of those sketches will feature in an exhibition in An Gailearaí in Gweedore, Co. Donegal. http://www.angailearai.com
Watercolour has a delicacy and transparency which makes it ideal for capturing the subtle nuances of light and atmosphere in nature. Recently I have been revisiting some of the basic techniques of watercolour painting, experimenting with ‘wet in wet’, graduated washes and such. But there’s so much to learn, the element of chance in water colour makes it both exciting and frustrating.
Beidh an taispeántas seo ag oscailt go h-oifigiúil dé Céadaoin sa Ghailearaí i nGaoth Dobhair. Ealaíontóirí a bhí bainnt acu le Cló Ceardlann na gCnoc a bhéas insan taispeántas, go h-áirithe ealaíontóirí a ghlac páirt san togra Samkura. ( níos mó eolais ag http://www.clo.ie/samkura.html )