Painted over a few nights from life using a headlight mounted on my forehead. It was an amazing experience to paint out in the night air, so still and memorable. I’m moving away from using photographs as references.
Ballycotton pier and harbour is just 3 miles from where I live. Behind the pier are two islands, the taller one has a lighthouse which is the bright red light in the painting. The bright lights illuminating the pier were a satisfying contrast with the deep indigo of the sky. Indeed this is my favourite colour to depict a sky.