Last weekend I drove to Kilmalcolm and picked up some wild flowers I found by the side of the road for a painting. I love how the roadside verges really come into life at this time of year, I missed the classics like fox gloves, thistles, knapweeds and willow herbs and drew the smaller plants like hare bells, smooth hawksbeard, red campion and buttercups.
This was one of those buildings that I felt was defined by what is around it as much as the church itself. I really liked the market streets that surrounded it as well as the old fashioned book store next door that looked like it was from Shakespearean England. I think that was why I did a long panorama to include these.
A beautiful 17th century harbour, this was featured in the recent Outlander tv series. Its well worth a visit for some scenic views, the water is an incredible blue/green. I’d check out the wall thats on the opposite side of this view, its just full of character and could be good for a picture in itself!