Painted this in two and a half weeks in December 2009. Used artistic licence in the clouds and the tower itself. The clouds are coloured more purple than reality, while the shaded stones are green; I thought they’d go nicely with the sky. Cloyne is a nearby village, with a history stretching back to the 6th century. Sold.
Painted while I was on holiday in Southern Italy. This view was from the balcony in my accommodation. Clear blue skies all day meant painting from life was much easier than in Ireland!