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Storm Darwin Over Ballycotton Bay From Garryvoe by eastcorkpainter Storm Darwin Over Ballycotton Bay From Garryvoe by eastcorkpainter
Painted from 24th May to 11th June, 2014

Size:  24 inches x 18 inches

Acrylics on linen

On 12th February, 2014 Ireland and Britain were hit by a storm, the last in a series which started in the previous December.  That afternoon, the winds whipped up causing the worst gusts experienced in many years.  I went down to the nearby strand, Garryvoe, and witnessed the highest waves I'd seen in years.  The islands are barely peeping above the sea.  For the painting, I darkened the sky a bit, to make the waves stand out more.  The sun was shining from the right, highlighting parts of the sea. 
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eilidh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's gorgeous!

If there's anything I could ask for, it would be to enhance that subtle play of colours (the sea looks almost iridescent) a bit more. Maybe it's just the monitor I'm viewing it in, though - when I get home, I'll check again. :)
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eastcorkpainter Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks Eleni, did you get a different view of it when you got home?  It is rather grey that's true, but for me that's part of its appeal, after doing many brightly coloured paintings it was time to do something different.
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eilidh Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I did. It's a subtle effect, nicely done!
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TernFeather Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great colors!  It looks very lifelike.
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eastcorkpainter Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such a beautiful work!!!!Summer Love Dance by KmyGraphic
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eastcorkpainter Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks Eleni! :happybounce:
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Mararda Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is a really powerful painting, Niall. It makes me imagine the roar of the waves and the sea breeze. :)
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eastcorkpainter Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
I'm glad to read that Kate, mission accomplished!
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