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2 hour painting, The town of Allihies west cork, Ireland

Allihies copper Mines and town Irish landscape painting  Nigel Borrington

Allihies copper Mines and town
Irish landscape painting
Nigel Borrington

Allihies in west county cork is one of my favorite locations to visit in Ireland.

The town is located at the far end of the BΓ©ara Peninsula, west cork, the landscape scenery here is just stunning. The town itself is about as remote as it gets in this part of the world. There are many coastal walks along with paths that wind through the hills. The town is also well known for its copper mining history with many of the old mines still standing in the hills acting as a backdrop for the town.

There is a museum that you can visit details here : Allihies copper mine visitors center

My painting / sketch here was painted digitally using a combination of PC applications and taken from some sketches and photos I came home with on the return from my last visit.

15 responses

  1. Lovely!

    January 24, 2017 at 5:12 pm

  2. I really like the style of that painting. amazing its all done digitally πŸ˜‰

    January 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm

  3. Excellent Nigel. I was in West Cork for our summer holidays last year, and you’ve captured its beauty there.

    January 24, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    • Hi Aidy πŸ™‚

      Just love west cork πŸ™‚ , thank you very pleased you liked the sketch and that I managed to capture something of the place πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      January 24, 2017 at 10:30 pm

  4. Lovely Nigel and all the connections to the Copper Coast and the mining heritage here. Your artistic abilities know no bounds.

    January 24, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    • Hello πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Its so peaceful these days in these mining places, it is hard to even imaging what these towns looked like with the mines in full operation, completely ?

      Thank you , very pleased you enjoyed πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      January 24, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      • I’ve done a lot of research about the mining on the Copper Coast and it’s scary at times even to think about what the miners and their families went through.

        January 25, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      • Hard times, little security and safety, we have little to complain about in reality!

        January 26, 2017 at 5:21 pm

  5. How clever of you Nigel , it’s a lovely painting. Love the way our eyes are led through and up the hillside to the forlorn empty chimney tower … landscape and industrial history has made a fine subject . Glad you have found your blog again πŸ™‚

    February 3, 2017 at 7:35 am

  6. Oops typo ..glad *I’ve* found your blog again …

    February 3, 2017 at 7:37 am

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