Sunday, 12 December 2010

County Clare

Coloured pencil and pen



Lisheenfurror, Co. Clare, Ireland  -  Virtual Paintout December 2010

You have to imagine that I was sitting in the road drawing this old farm...the Virtual Paintout visits a different location every month using Google Street maps and artists from all over the world pick somewhere or something to paint or draw.
County Clare is full of wide open spaces, with big skies and beautiful coastlines, but I chose the farm because it reminds me of what I imagine Ireland used to be like.  A lot of the buildings I saw in this area seemed to be fairly new and many places were advertising holiday homes, the price of 'progress'?
See other virtual sketches and paintings from the Virtual Paintout here

6 comments:

travelingsuep said...

This is beautiful Cathy. You are right, it is like Ireland used to be, very picturesque but probably not very good to live in.

A.Decker said...

I love the detail in the main house, and it feels like you sat in the road there to do it.

Lucia B. said...

It's so beautiful and quiet, Cathy! It really appears to be made there!

raena said...

I can hardly believe this was done from google street view! You've made it look like you were there!

Cathy Holtom said...

Raena - in a way it feels as if I was there, after searching down all the little lanes!

Christie said...

What a terrific virtual idea, and what a beautiful sketch. Your colors are so soft and dreamy.

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