“Anticipation” Cliffs of Moher, Ireland Watercolor Painting by Jodi McKinney 11×14
As we walked the path
and climbed the hill
anticipating what might await us
from the top,
nothing could have prepared us
for the beauty.
I lagged behind a bit
letting hubby get a head start
anticipating the joy
I knew would show on his face.
I snapped a photo,
but wanted to paint the “feeling.”
I struggle with painting landscapes
so I was excited to happen upon a YouTube video by Angela Fehr
introducing an online course called,
It was exactly what I was looking for,
and I love the freedom it has given me to try a new approach.
This was my first attempt at a
It is not meant to be an exact duplicate
of the photo.
It is meant to reveal my heart and emotions
when I look at the photo.
Not knowing where my heart would lead,
this painting speaks “Anticipation” to me.
Can’t wait to do more!
Cheers & Hugs,
Cliffs of Moher Pathway, Ireland in Watercolor – 11×14
Painting a Path – Preserving a Memory.
On our recent trip to Ireland, I took over 1,000 photos!
I narrowed that thousand down to about 100 that I chose to preserve in a photo book for hubby as a final gift for his birthday and memory book of our amazing trip.
One of my favorite photos is of this stone-lined path along the Cliffs of Moher.
I decided to try and paint it in watercolor – though I’m not a great landscape artist.
Hubby knew right away what and where it was, which made me smile.
I prefer to paint loose, rather than realistically, but sometimes that is even more of a challenge.
Maybe you see another spot or special place near a beach when you look at this painting?
No matter what you see, my hope is that it evokes joy and a sense of peace and happiness.
Cheers & Hugs,