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Digital Art work – A December Sunset – Callan, county Kilkenny

Kilkenny Sunset  December 2016 Nigel Borrington

Kilkenny Sunset
December 2016
Nigel Borrington

A December Sunset – Callan, county Kilkenny

Often when out for an evening walk at this time of year the sunsets across our local fields can be just amazing to view, the sun is low in the sky all day long in December when compared to a mid summers day. With out getting to detailed this changes the angle of the sun and it seems to make the last few moments of day light last longer. This along with the mist and early frosts that can sit of the fields, haging above the hedgerows is just great to see πŸ™‚

This painting is created using a PC application called mypaint, I have spent the last few weeks doing my best to get up to speed with how to make the best use of it, at first just using some of the drawing tools and ink pens but as you can see – I hope that I am now getting more use to the painting and colour tools..

The paint is posted the moment I feel its finished , I very much like the idea of this as it helps me to close the processes involved and to stop me coming back and over working anything. Its a little hard to describe but its a great feeling to start and finish a painting in one session and then be able to learn when you feel that you have finished !!!

12 responses

  1. AYR

    Beautiful job it looks amazing

    December 8, 2016 at 8:56 pm

  2. Lovely effect, Nigel. Experimentation is great.

    December 9, 2016 at 1:19 am

    • Hi πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      I love the process of Learning new ways to be creative πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      December 9, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      • Absolutely! Wish I had your basic skills to build up from.

        December 9, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      • HI πŸ™‚

        I am a big believe that we all have skills to be creative, your posts and your blog show yours πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        I think art is about self expression and not about any kind of ideal, category or level !!!!

        You would love just having a go and learning I know you would, there are so many ways to produce art that I just know you would find an area you love and can be great at – Go on have a go !!!

        There are no mistakes just learn processes πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        December 9, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      • Oh I’m not saying that I don’t try and try hard but I think there are some key skills, especially in relation to art, that I need to learn and learn fast!

        December 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm

  3. Love this. Callan is a place familiar to me. I often visit Westcourt, Callan. My Canon G12 got a workout there a few years ago on a beautiful morning with frost hanging from everything.

    December 9, 2016 at 10:15 am

    • Hi Frater πŸ™‚

      Its such a small town Callan with lots a great areas around it, mountains , rivers and nature reserves, I loved the location of the place from the very first time I visited πŸ™‚

      Very pleased that you know the town so well πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      December 9, 2016 at 12:53 pm

  4. I wish there was a “love” button :). This is just beautiful. xo

    December 20, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    • Thank you Sharon πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ , so pleased you loved πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      December 20, 2016 at 6:12 pm

  5. This is amazing! I’m terrible at landscapes, but this is brilliant!

    May 20, 2017 at 4:13 pm

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