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