Sunday, March 22, 2015

"Stormy Road to Newcastle"

"Stormy Road to Newcastle" Northern Ireland Thomas W Schaller - Watercolor 15x22 inches 22 March 2015 On my trip to Northern Ireland last year, I was looking forward to being bowled over by the beauty I'd always imagined I'd see in the legendary Mountains of Mourne ( where the "Mountains Sweep Down to the Sea" as the song goes ). And I was - but more so than I ever could have imagined. And the overpowering beauty, energy, and majesty of the ever-changing sky was a revelation. Never have skies seemed so alive to me - as if they were always trying to talk to me - to tell me something. And every day since - I believe they did. So inspiring and amazing they were. Driving toward Newcastle this day - I had to stop and just try to take it all in. I still am.

17 comments:

  1. You certainly captured the mood of the place Tom. You say so much with a limited palette.
    Scotland is much the same on the West Coast. I'm looking forward to my first visit to Ireland end of July to attend Art in the Open, my first Plein Air event.

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  2. ThanksColin - and so great to hear!! I've been 3 times to Ireland and just once to Northern Ireland - Would go back in a second!!! All so inspiring. And Scotland!!!!!! AGH!!! One trip for me there - and not nearly enough!!! - HAVE to get back very soon. And this time I must see the West and the North!!!

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    i've never been to ireland but been seeing this makes me start to think about it. great piece. there's so much i like i couldn't fit it all here!

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  6. I am obsessed! The colors, the scenery, all of it is amazing. So pretty. I would love to visit the place this painting is based on!

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  8. I know that feeling of awe. I get it when I see one of your paintings as well as looking at clouds, sky, and light filled valleys.

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  10. Truly incredible! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Beautiful painting! Can really feel through it the stormy weather.

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