Hello! In case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been hiding… I’ve been visiting Ireland!
I actually went on a ten day trip to Ireland with my sister and we were blown away by the country, its friendly people, breathtaking scenery and great pubs! I have returned with lots of inspiration and motivation for my art endeavors. Actually, I’m already working on a new painting of Irland. I’m sure Irland will be a reoccurring theme in my paintings for a while.
Ireland seems mainly populated by artists… ok that’s exaggerating but there are loads! We visited many galleries, potteries and even a leather design studio, so that was all very exciting for me.
‘Wisteria in Lutry’ was painted from a photo I took in a nearby village called Lutry. These little village houses overlook the lake and are surely some of the most beautiful homes around here! I would certainly love to live in one!
They have pretty little gardens in front and lots and lots of wisteria. I love wisteria and its pretty colours!
This is actually an acrylic painting on thick watercolour paper. The sheet of paper measures 28 x 37 cm (11″ x 15″) and the painting itself measures 21 x 21 cm (8″ x 8″).
If you are interested in the process of this painting, take a look at following slideshow! I started off drawing a rough sketch with pencil. Then I painted the background wall colour, the shadows and then the details. I painted the plants last and they were the most challenging since I have very little practice painting plants! Well, luckily I didn’t mess it up and it all turned out well.
So well actually that I have decided to keep the original. However, I will be selling prints soon… I’m getting an amazing printer in two weeks time… can’t wait!
What do you think? Could this be the prettiest village on earth?