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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 BĂ©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.


County Kilkenny Landscapes, New digital art works

Landscape painting Straw Bales County Kilkenny, Ireland Nigel Borrington

Landscape painting
Straw Bales
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Nigel Borrington

I am continuing to explore the world of digital painting using a Wacom studio art tablet and truly enjoying the creative experience it can offer.

I am planning in the new year to return to real paint and brushes but at the same time I have really taken to using digital media, I will continue to use it both to produce sketch work and finished drawings and painting. The power that digital painting offers to be creative and to be attached with modern social media is hard to escape 🙂 , the next step is to explore how to print onto more traditional papers and canvas in order to present finished work in a more traditional way.


Snowy mountain peaks, Nire Valley, Co.Waterford

snowly mountain 2

Following on from my last two posts relating to getting to know a pc Art based application called mypaint, I spent yesterday evening working on some quick landscape sketches of the Nire Valley in county Waterford

I am starting to feel a little more confident with the available brushes, learning just how best to make use of some of them along with using layers to help build up a painting. As with any method of producing art work, I guess the best way to learn is to keep producing image’s, so I hope to keep working on as many paintings as possible.