Irish Landscape Prints – art posters

Irish Landscape Prints can be as mysterious as the place itself. Check C Junqueira’s views of two different scapes in The Emerald Isle.
Irish Landscape Prints - art posters
Irish Rainbow

 

Ireland is a republic in the, traditionally called, British Isles*, west of England. It is also called Eire, the country’s name in its traditional language, Gaelic.

*Lots of debate on the term “British Isles”. Some say it should be Celtic Isles, others, radically, say Irish Isles. I’m sticking to the common term until I find some consensus here.

It is an island rich in natural beauty, with several breathtaking cliffs.

Ireland is known as the “Emerald Isle” because it is very green due to the rains.

Yes, it rains a lot, but the gray sky is said to be an additional charm to the place. Due to those rains, the rainbow phenomenon happens almost every day.

 

The blue of the seas, the green of the fields and mountains and the yellow of the daffodils compose the color palette that overwhelms so many artists into using it in Irish landscape prints.

The beauty of the countryside and its rustic homes are a nice softening contrast to the busy urban life of cities like Dublin and Belfast.

The island is divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Irish west coast depicts hills and low mountains. And the center of the country has relatively flat surfaces cut by rivers and lakes.

Ireland occupies approximately 83% of the territory of the island of Ireland.

It is an independent country since 1916 (from the United Kingdom), but that was recognized only in 1922.

Celtic culture, full of myths and legends, as well as the famous St. Patrick holiday feast, are another colorful element in of the charm that seasons the country.

Ireland has a deep cultural heritage with names that go from Oscar Wilde and James Joyce to bands like U2, The Cranberries, and The Script.

The Irish people are very warm and joyful with a population that consists a lot of dancing and singing young people.

Pubs are spread all over the country and show the people’s appreciation for good drinking and social life.

The Eire art poster
The Eire art poster

I know the following is not exactly Irish Landscape Print, but, liking it so much, I decided to include it here.

 

I created this Irish cityscape print because I wanted an alley-like street scene with a little touch of magic. I really like street scenes with new and old buildings.

The light coming through an inter-space creating color and light variations with lots of depth of field was also something I was interested in.

My main intention was to enhance those features, using both color manipulation and brush stroke size and direction.

 

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  • April 2, 2016 at 7:54 pm
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    I loved your information on Ireland! I did not know that it rained there all the time. I guess that would be why every picture shows lush green landscape. I like your print, Eire. It portrays what you say of Ireland with the little pubs. I can picture narrow streets and pubs with joyful people. Your print is exactly as you describe Ireland. Are you from Ireland? Your print encompasses it, making me think you have first hand experience. Great website and post!

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    • April 2, 2016 at 8:49 pm
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      Hello, Matt’s Mom, ( great alias. 🙂 )

      Thank you so very much for your wonderful words. You can’t imagine how joyful your question is. Allow me to answer it with a humble translation of the first part a poem by Fernando Pessoa. I believe it fits very well here.

      “The poet is a pretender. // He pretends so perfectly // He can even pretend that it is pain // The pain that he really feels”

      Cheers!

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  • March 27, 2016 at 1:36 pm
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    Your website is a masterpiece in and of itself. So full of beautiful content, that is without question your original creation.
    It’s hard to find a blog this interesting and fun to read.
    I am curious about how long you have been developing this website, and how much traveling you must do to find subject matter.
    Surely these images are not simply in your mind.

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    • March 27, 2016 at 3:03 pm
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      Hello, Wayne,

      Thank you for you compliments. I have been developing the blog for less than 2 months, but most the art is from my personal archives and some go back over 10 years. I wished I could travel more to take my own pictures and witness more places. Part of them is from my touristic activity, part comes from suggestions of friends that send me their travel images, part is inspired by copyright free stuff I get on the internet. I prefer to have more than one photo of the same subject, even when I have been to the place. It gives me a more complete feeling of the place/subject and helps to show what way I should fit the subject to my artistic point of view.

      Cheers!

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  • March 27, 2016 at 1:27 pm
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    Great artwork, Caito. Love it. I especially like the street scene, although I do love landscapes as well. Have you been painting for a long time?

    Very interesting potted history of Ireland, and the way you describe the countryside makes it sounds like a magical and picturesque place to visit.

    Some years ago I used to watch a TV show called “Simply Painting”, hosted by artist Frank Clarke. I think he was an Irish watercolour painter.

    Loving your artwork and your website!

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    • March 27, 2016 at 4:48 pm
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      Hello, Darren,

      Thank you for your words of support. I started formal art studies at age 12, over 40 years ago. It’s been a long road and I switched to digital art around the year 2,000. Doesn’t mean I abandoned traditional media, but I rarely do it now.

      Cheers!

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  • March 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm
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    Hi Caito, this is a really great description of Ireland although I wouldn’t say that Ireland is a republic in the British Isles. The term “British Isles” is controversial in Ireland where there are objections to its usage due to the association of the word British with Ireland.
    I have been in Ireland last year, and I plan to travel to Ireland next month. Very beautiful country. I love the Irish Landscape and Irish Cityscape that you have created. Very beautiful. In which technique is prepared the original picture?
    Kind regards, Tamara

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    • March 27, 2016 at 3:21 pm
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      Hello, Tamara,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. And thanks for the heads up. I’ll do a bit more research to find a more “conciliatory term” to describe the area. Ah, semantics… If only the major problems of the world were base on them… 🙂 Anyways, nobody wants people to be disturbed, if it can be helped. /// Answering to your question, I guess it’s easier if you follow this link to my article that explains a little about my art work process, which, by the way, is “a bit” chaotic.

      Cheers!

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