This Year’s Promise

Last time I submitted to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, it was a quiet, dark piece.

This week I submitted 2 works of energy. One energetic in the lights, the other energetic in the darks. Both landscapes, both Plein Air – or San Aer, in the Irish language.

Submission is on-line, but I still went down to the gates for good measure.

As I took my selfie, there was a moment when I thought “are you kidding yourself”, but now I look at the 2 paintings on my wall and think of West Kerry, The Sea, and I know these works were in that great place. Grew there.