Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Fanore Beach - County Clare" - oil painting

Oils on canvas 50x70cm. 

A beautiful beach and a beautiful day in Ireland! Fanore (Fán Óir, "the golden slope", in Irish) is a small village in County Clare on the west coast of Ireland.  

Lying on the road between Ballyvaughan and Doolin, Fanore is renowned for its extensive sandy beach.  

The village is very popular with walkers, surfers, tourists and is particularly interesting to botanists, owing to its location on the edge of the Burren – renowned for its unique flora and fauna. 

It has a pub, a post office/shop, and a restaurant, as well as a surfing school near the beach. Fanore has appeared many times on Irish television: in particular, the Father Ted series often featured scenes filmed in Fanore and its surrounding villages. (wiki)


April Jarocka said...

A beautiful painting Avril. I really like this one.
I have never been to Fanore can you believe it living so close.
All the best

Ps. Looking forward to seeing this one at the exhibition!!!!

Avril Brand said...

Hi April

Thank you so much for the lovely comment! Oh you should really visit Fanore one day... its beautiful and it will also inspire you to paint it! Your seascapes are gorgeous. Thank you for being at the exhibition... it was great to see you again!!!