Stone Church Ruins – County Clare, Ireland

Iconic images of Ireland’s countryside invariably include stone walls bordering the green patchworked hills. Many old churches and castles were also built from stone, now in various stages of disrepair and/or preservation. Thick textured paint lends itself perfectly to depicting these rough surfaces. The lichen covered stones had a distinctly green tinge and I don’t think it was just the reflection of the emerald green pastures. The stonework in the shadows was a crimson shade of grey on the side of the road in County Clare, Ireland, northwest of Ennis.

Framed Dimensions: 9x12

Medium: oil on linen

Artist: Maureen Vezina

Exibition: Holiday Small Works 2016