This was my first painting to work on in 2019. It is a painting of Mount Errigal mountain in county Donegal. It is 30 x 60 cm in size and painted with acrylics on stretched canvas.
The painting was a gift to my husband’s friend who lives in the wonderful Roundwood in county Wicklow. She often stays in Donegal and climbed Errigal on a few occasions, so the mountain is very close to her heart. I have a great love of mountains and hiking myself so it was a dream project to work on for me. I wanted to capture the shape of the mountain, the uneven terrain and rocks partly covered by snow, with the contrast of the autumn colours in the foreground.
Marjorie was really happy with the finished painting and sent me a lovely email:
Dear Ivana, I LOVE IT!! Thank you so much for the wonderful painting of Mt Errigal. It is superb. You are a very talented artist. Being minus any ability in that area I am so amazed at how you can represent something so accurately and beautifully. I can now transport myself to my favourite place easily as I look at your painting. I am full of gratitude.Marjorie, county wicklow
Marjorie decided to hang the painting unframed, so I added a cord to the back of the canvas. I took some photos which you can see below. I add a tag with my website details to every canvas too.