|Howth Harbor, 16x12, oil on linen panel|
I liked this image for the composition and for the repetitive shapes and colors. The reds and oranges move you through the painting and the gray brown harbor walls frames it nicely keeping the eye moving.
Howth is out on a spit of land that juts out north of Dublin called Howth Head. The train took about a half hour to get there from the city. We had a lovely lunch on the harbor listening to the sea gulls and watching the boats coming and going. Howth has a large hillside which we walked up and found a wonderful view of the harbor from a church ruin. The clouds had rolled in by then and as you can see below, gave a very moody image with the church and the bare trees. It was two years ago I was there this month. Howth has a great hiking trail that runs around the hill the abbey is on which gives you views of the Irish Sea. FYI, we did not see many tourists, yet I found the town very picturesque. It was a bright but overcast day and we were blessed with a rainbow as we took the train back to Dublin early that evening.
|Unloading the boat|
|Fish chowder and fresh Irish bread|
|St Mary's Abbey, Howth|