This piece is based on the Bog road between Clifden and Roundstone village, with the 'Twelve Bens' mountain range shadowing in the distance.
I wanted to describe the richness of the bog colours here when the grasses are turning golden. I contrasted these rusts and golds ( I love using metallic paint! ) with the turquoise blues of the bog water. I've used lots of dark blue and green here too, so that it almost appears black. I wanted to give the effect of depth and shadow in the central pool to evoke a watery darkness in the piece which I sometimes get a sense of when walking in this place.
I've taken a slightly more literal approach here when describing the cut bog and the grasses. I've used lots of gold paint and ink to add a richness to the colours.
This painting is more of an imagined kind of place. I liked the way the broken down fence structure in the back ground gave it an abandoned feel.