CONNEMARA SKETCH PAD

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MWEELREA CIRCA 2010

As a follow on from last weeks post Connemara Textures here are some sketches done over the years, mostly fast scribbles in an effort to catch some of the energy of the west, and all in black and white as so far I have not attempted to capture the colours.I have included a few earlier ones from Inisbofin in the 1990s*. There has been quite a loosening in my style since then, and even since 2010. Maybe that looseness comes as near as possible to capturing that energy…

*Inisbofin-the Island of the White Cow-is a stunning little island off Cleggan, near Clifden. I made a few trips there with theatre crews from Waterford in the early 1990s. One of them was for a WDS production of Big Maggie which was hilarious and deserving of a post in its own right. I remember on that occasion being watched as I sketched the boat you see here (wrongly dated) by lighting designer and writer Jim Daly. He was fascinated by the mechanics of sketching, how you had to look and draw and the same time. Jim, loved by all who knew him, is no longer with us. Another trip was with for Red Kettle Theatre Company for a play that I designed the set for-Saltwater Moon. I think it was on that trip that I first saw dolphins as they followed the ferry out of Cleggan.

 

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INISBOFIN 1993

 

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CROMWELLS FORT, INISBOFIN WITH THE TWELVE BENS ON THE MAINLAND BEHIND 1993

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INISBOFIN

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INISBOFIN FROM DAYS HOTEL

THE TWELVE BENS FROM INISBOFIN ISLAND

INISBOFIN 1995

 

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WHITESTRAND 2010

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ROCKS

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MWEELREA

 

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MWEELREA FROM GLASSILAUN

 

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GLASSILAUN

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GLASSILAUN

 

 

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FROM GLASSILAUN

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PADDY COYNES

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7 responses to “CONNEMARA SKETCH PAD

    • The best!I find sketches, no matter how ‘sketchy’ often bring memories back more easily than photos, maybe its because sketching something brings you right into the place, into the moment…thanks CC 🙂

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