Oil painting of beautiful Drumnacraig beach in Fanad. A stunning beach to stroll on. Situated on Fanad Peninsula is one of Donegal's many hidden beaches. Situated north of Portsalon and below the Great Pollet Sea Arch. Also in Irish Drom na Carraige. which is to be Back of the Rocks.
This oil painting of Fanad Lighthouse was a treasure to paint. It is such a stunning white lighthouse when I was painting it. I love the way the light stands proud with the Atlantic ocean behind. People have wonderful memories at Fanad Lighthouse. Among these are proposals engagements, weddings. With the rugged coastline around it. The beautiful contrast of colour highlights its beauty.
One of the world's most beautiful and photographed lighthouses on one of Ireland’s headlands most northerly headlands in Fanad Co Donegal Ireland.
The lighthouse has been keeping watch on marine traffic since 1817.
In 1817 the Saldhana was wrecked in Lough Swilly with the loss of 254 souls with the only survivor the ship's parrot.
It was after this tragedy that a lighthouse was built and was first lit on St Patrick's Day 1817. It is now a holiday destination with apartments for rental.
Maghera Warden Beach or Ballymastocker Bay or Tra’ Bhaile Mhic an Stocaire.
This is a beautiful stretch of sandy beach from Portsalon pier to Knockalla in Fanad Co Donegal Ireland an amazing scenic drive. It has been voted the second most beautiful beach in the world. It is a safe place for swimming and surfing, and it backs onto a very fine 18 Hole Golf Course Portsalon. Also boasts a couple of caravan parks. And is a widely known holiday destination.
I decided to get out with my camera and head to Fanad to take a few photos of St. Columba's Chapel and Graveyard and Parochial House.
Then headed up to my Art Studio to start my oil painting of this stunning Chapel. You will find this stunning chapel situated on Mulroy Bay on Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way, with the water just beside Chapel.