I’ve a fair few paintings of suns, so I put the title in Spanish for this one. Down on Garryvoe Beach, tide way out, and the setting sun over Ardnahinch, casting its long rays over the rock banks.
I had painted direct sunlight a few times before but I wanted something more impressive and eye-catching. I like the composition of the sun and it’s rays balanced on the other side by the dark hawthorn and its branches. And the clouds and long grasses picking up on the light in between.
I think this is the lowest horizon I’ve ever put on a painting, but then it’s all about the sky.