Kingdom of Mourne by Les Sharpe
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Acrylic and Oil on canvas, 40×60cms.
This is a view from Scrabo Tower, Newtownards which looks across County Down all the way to the Mourne Mountains.
This was on one of those beautiful, atmospheric days spent with friends just wiling the afternoon away. We climbed the steep hills to Scrabo Tower to be greeted with this glorious view. The dramatic sky really brought out the magical slendour of the Mourne Country.

Comments

  • Charles Wang
    Charles Wangover 4 years ago

    yes. I got that feeling.

  • Thank you Charles. Its always good to know when your paintings connect with others and convey the moods or atmosphere intended.

    – Les Sharpe

  • ChrisJeffrey
    ChrisJeffreyabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Les….I just love the patchwork of fields seen from above!
    Love your colours too!

  • Thank you Chris. Your comments are much appreciated.

    – Les Sharpe

  • Paula Oakley
    Paula Oakleyabout 4 years ago

    Love this! The colours are great!

  • Thank you Paula. This is not too dissimilar to the type of scenery that catches your eye.

    – Les Sharpe

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Diko has selected this work to be featured in the Landscape Painting group – 30/7/10

  • Thank you so much Lynda. I am honoured to have had my picture featured and especially amongst so many other talented artists.

    – Les Sharpe

  • nellcusack
    nellcusackabout 4 years ago

    I spent a summer in Cavan and was spellbound by these mountains,,,

  • There definitely is something magical about this range of mountains that has inspired so many artists throughout the years. As you might have noticed, my gallery contains several pictures inspired by different views of the Mournes. I can probably say quite confidently, that there will more than likely be a lot more in the future. I hope they will always be of inspiration to myself and many more to come.

    – Les Sharpe

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosabout 4 years ago

    congrats on the feature….
    love the sense of open space…..love the sky and love the colours….wonderful perspective…..the viewer really feels a part of the painting…..lovely
    Pam :)

  • Thank you Pam. Your comments are very encouraging and much appreciated.

    – Les Sharpe

  • Jeff Jackson
    Jeff Jacksonabout 4 years ago

    Les, great color contrast of orange and green with the blue/grey sky. Wonderful ‘moodiness’. I love it!

  • Thank you Jeff for such a glowing compliment. I really appreciate it.

    – Les Sharpe

  • Tash  Luedi Art
    Tash Luedi Artover 2 years ago

    Wow, sounds great! Wish I had been there. Great perspective! Love the colours and the clouds are fantastic :)

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