Ein Winter in Irland

Pop-Up Exhibition: A Winter in Ireland

Welcome, willkommen!

Special times call for special solutions. Due to the quick spreading of the Corona Virus, I have cancelled my Pop-Up Exhibition in Kilcrohane, Ireland, on March 14th and 15th, hoping to help slow down the spread of the virus. But as not to succumb entirely, I have decided to open this virtual exhibition here! Wherever you may be living, whatever the situation, if you have a device and internet, you can join me here! The virtual exhibition will open on Saturday, March 14th, 11 am! Also on Saturday, at 12 am, I will offer a live walk through the exhibition on my instagram account (marion_vob). I would love to meet you there!

The paintings are all for sale. The mounts measure 12'' x 10'' (30x25 cm). Prices under each painting. Please contact me if you are interrested.

Besondere Zeiten fordern besondere Lösungen und Ideen. Aufgrund der schnellen Verbreitung des Corona Virus in Europa habe ich meine Ausstellung in dem Dörfchen Kilcrohane im Südwesten Irlands abgesagt. Ich hoffe damit dazu beizutragen, dass sich der Virus in Irland etwas langsamer verbreitet und besser aufgefangen werden kann. Allerdings möchte ich nicht aufgeben. Wenn Dir jemand Zitronen reicht, mach Limonade daraus! Ich werde also hier eine virtuelle Ausstellung eröffnen. Wo auch immer ihr lebt, in welcher Situation auch immer, wenn ihr einen Computer oder ein Mobiltelefon besitzt und Internetzugang habt, könnt ihr dabei sein! Die virtuelle Ausstellung eröffnet am Samstag, dem 14. März, 11 Uhr! Auch am Samstag um 12 Uhr biete ich eine Live-Führung durch die Ausstellung über mein Instagram-Konto an (marion_vob).

Alle Bilder stehen zum Verkauf. Die Außenmaße der Passepartouts betragen ca. 30x25cm. Die Preise stehen jeweils unter den Bildern, ebenso, ob sie noch verkäuftlich sind. Bitte bei Interesse mich direkt kontaktieren.

Have a stroll through my virtual gallery! You can click on each image and have it enlarged. Also there is a little description for each painting and you will also find the price here.

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The first stom of our winter season was called "Brendan". Luckily it swept over the country without too much damage. I sketched this picture safely tucked away in the car...

SOLD! (160 Euro)

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I made use of one of these magical winter moments where there is no wind and the sun shows it's power for a walk over Donneen.

150 Euro

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I looked over Ferranamagh Bay every day upon my stroll to the sea. And every day it looked different, depending on the weather, the sea, and upon myself.

SOLD! (160 Euro)

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From the viewpoint at the Seefin the green fields of Kilcrohane and the bay beyond them are a beautiful sight. I had to find the shelter of the car for this sketch since blues sky and rain clouds were switching at an incredible pace.

SOLD! (160 Euro)

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I love the walk to the Sheep's Head Light House. Especially with this beautiful bonus at the end: The quaint but modest little light house reliably guiding ships along the coast. There is something about this quaint modesty which fits perfectly to the Sheep's Head Peninsula.

160 Euro

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This little cove on the north side of the Sheep's Head Peninsula was a wonderful tipp of my friend Juanita, who has a beautiful B&B on the north side (see for yourselves: Gouladoo). It again was very windy and cloudy on this day, but I was lucky to have the sun come through when I started sketching!

140 Euro

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Everytime I pass this beautiful tree close to Ahakista, I am determined to stop and sketch. But it took a while until I finally did. Surprise: It was windy and cold! My fingers were freezing and when I was nearly ready to stop, I turned and saw a very dark cloud looming above. Quickly I put the sketch and myself into the car and waited for the rain to pass before finishing.

160 Euro

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I discovered Barley Cove upon my second trip to Mizen. And just had to sketch this wonderful river meandering into the sea.

140 Euro

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This is a special place where I spent many a lovely evening, drinking, talking or listening to music, touched by the singers and their stories, even once in a while playing myself. It had to be sketched.

SOLD! (150 Euro)

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Another special place - the "O'Mahoney Shop" (or rather Franks Shop) is very unique in its entirety: corner shop, post office, Café and petrol station...

SOLD! (150 Euro)

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Storm Dennis was the next build dramatic waves. And incredibly enough I sketched this outside, near the little harbor on the north side of the Peninsula, wind in my back.

150 Euro

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Sometimes, it is hard to know if it is rain or a cloud that soaks you. I preferred to stay inside the car for this sketch of a beautiful fog/cloud-day, just popping out shortly had me drenched to the bones.

160 Euro

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Returning from a trip to Cork I stopped at this sight to sketch. I love the rolling green hills that are green even in winter.

SOLD (150 Euro)

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A trip to Beara brought us to this charming Cashelkeelty Stone Circle, although we did get lost on the way there. Thanks to Google we did find them!

150 Euro

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Once again, a view from my daily stroll to the sea, close to the Kilcrohane pier. I can't stop painting the sea with its changin colours!

150 Euro

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Another sketch of the river flowing into the sea at Barley Cove. I just could not get enough of it's meandering.

150 Euro

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A trip to Kenmare had us pass by the Caha Pass. I was so impressed by the narrow tunnels that I had to sketch. Another very windy day, I sketched in the car. Later that day a snow storm made clear it is still winter...

160 Euro

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Skibbereen seems a very "real" and therefore to me a very charming town. Once again a morning of sunshine allowed me to sketch outside.

150 Euro

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I lost track of which storm it was that had more than 30 fish trawlers seek shelter in the Bantry Bay once more. Sketching from my car I saw them popping up and down in the sea like little corks.

160 Euro

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Another sketch from the secluded cove of Glanrooncoosh on the north side of the Sheep's Head Peninsula.

150 Euro

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I was tempted to sketch the Sheep's Head Light House from a different angle. I got surprised by a shower very early here and had to find shelter before continuing. But still I really like how it turned out.

SOLD! (160 Euro)

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Continuing the series with still lifes, I captured a little piece of wood covered with lichen, such masterpieces of art!

80 Euro

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Very addictive, this aromatic honey from the North Side (North Side Nectar) is such a treat! And its golden colour...

95 Euro

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As tempting and nearly as addictive as the local honey: Irish Butter! Salted and sooooo good!

95 Euro

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One of the few painting in upright format! Camellias are the beauties of Irish winter. They grow with abundant blossoms in a time otherwise so scarce, that they touch me very much.

95 Euro

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I love watching the robins, sketching them and listening to them. They seem like the most iconic bird of Ireland (next to the wagtail...) Here are three sketches with a much loved citation from Maya Angelou.

85 Euro

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I love watching the robins, sketching them and listening to them. They seem like the most iconic bird of Ireland (next to the wagtail...) Here are three sketches with a much loved citation from Maya Angelou.

85 Euro

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Second most loved bird here: the wagtail! He is everywhere, in couples, patrolling the streets and sidewalks, looking for tasty bits and jauntly waging his tail. I had to add this sweet nursery rhyme I discovered.

85 Euro

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Second most loved bird here: the wagtail! He is everywhere, in couples, patrolling the streets and sidewalks, looking for tasty bits and jauntly waging his tail. I had to add this sweet nursery rhyme I discovered.

85 Euro

All sketches are painted with gouache. I have created a field kit and a trick to keep the colours moist. If you would like more information, please contact me.

This is how sketching in Ireland in the winter looks like... 

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