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Irishwhistler
03-19-2017, 12:54 AM
Aye Mates,
I went miniature on this piece, 2.5" X 5.5" on La Carte Pastel Card using Faber-Castell soft pastels and CarbOthello pastel pencils. A Dolmen viewed against the Irish night sky.


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MOON O'ER EIREANN

Cheers,
Irishwhistler☘️

Donna T
03-19-2017, 10:28 AM
That's a nice composition, Mike, and a great little painting! I had to look up the word "Dolmen" so thanks for continuing my education. :) It must be striking to see this in person.

Irishwhistler
03-19-2017, 11:00 AM
That's a nice composition, Mike, and a great little painting! I had to look up the word "Dolmen" so thanks for continuing my education. :) It must be striking to see this in person.

Thanks Donna. The megaliths do leave a lasting impression and their ancient origins leave one in awe.:thumbsup:

This is my smallest pastel to date.

Mikey☘️

Frances Obie
03-19-2017, 12:20 PM
I had had to look up "dolmen" also...So a dolmen is a tomb, not just a megalithic structure like Stonehenge? This scene must be awesome to see at night as you have shown in your painting.
I admire your ability to work in minature.

Irishwhistler
03-19-2017, 01:02 PM
I had had to look up "dolmen" also...So a dolmen is a tomb, not just a megalithic structure like Stonehenge? This scene must be awesome to see at night as you have shown in your painting.
I admire your ability to work in minature.

Frances,
Thank ye much. Though I have seen this dolmen, t'was only in daylight. The night scene is strictly a derivation o' me imagination. This is me first attempt in a miniature format. I enjoyed the small format more than I anticipated.

Cheers,
Mike☘️

rugman
03-20-2017, 07:18 PM
Very nice! Great work especially for such a small size. I learned something new today (dolmen) :)

Irishwhistler
03-20-2017, 09:23 PM
Very nice! Great work especially for such a small size. I learned something new today (dolmen) :)

Thanks much Mate.:thumbsup:

Mikey☘️

Divasin
03-21-2017, 11:11 AM
Simple but effective ...works for me!:thumbsup:

Irishwhistler
03-21-2017, 04:20 PM
Simple but effective ...works for me!:thumbsup:

Thank ye Leslie. A classic example o' "less is more".

Mikey☘️

Perry
03-21-2017, 06:48 PM
Small but very nice!

Irishwhistler
03-21-2017, 09:32 PM
Small but very nice!

Thanks Perry.

Irishwhistler☘️

Shallbe
03-21-2017, 09:50 PM
Isn't painting small addictive? I learn so much more quickly, and am able to experience completing a piece more often.
I appreciate the way the moonlight glances off​ the stones.

shallbe

Irishwhistler
03-22-2017, 12:07 AM
Isn't painting small addictive? I learn so much more quickly, and am able to experience completing a piece more often.
I appreciate the way the moonlight glances off​ the stones.

shallbe

Shallbe,
This is really the first very small painting I have done, but yes, I can see meself doing others.:thumbsup:

Irishwhistler☘️

stapeliad
03-22-2017, 04:18 PM
A lovely nocturnal scene...really nice.

Irishwhistler
03-22-2017, 05:34 PM
A lovely nocturnal scene...really nice.

Thank ye Stapeliad.

Mikey☘️