Late last year, a group of artist friends on Facebook took on the challenge of each painting their version of a photograph by Irish artist/photographer, Clive Hughes. The image, a magical, misty dawn on The Cloghbrack, Connemara in County Galway, Ireland, gave all of us a thrill and we each completed our interpretations fairly quickly. Of the six of us (Clive also painted a version of his photograph), 3 live in Ireland, 1 in Vermont, 1 in Florida, and 1 in Virginia. I thought it would be fun to display all the paintings together for viewers to see how each artist, using their preferred medium, interpreted The Cloghbrack.
To view more work by each of these fine artists, click on their name. I invite you to comment.
The Cloghbrack, Connemara, Galway, photographed by Clive Hughes.
Laura Butler, The Cloghbrack, oil over an acrylic underpainting.
Clive Hughes, The Cloghbrack, oil
Sharyn Larkin Lightfoot, Far Away in Ireland, pastel
Jim McGrath, The Cloghbrack, oil
Deborah O’Keeffe, Are Ewe Sure this is the Way Home?, oil
Diane Artz Furlong, An Irish Morning, pastel