Colours From The Sky
Exhibition of Paintings
by Rosemary Carr
20th September - 10th October 2002
"The deep waters of the Killary, with the hills that rise from these very depth, are a fore-taste of the majesty to come; if you take the turn from Leenane to Delphi. Here in a grandeur, and huge presence of towering heights - Awesome, huge and forbidding. Like icebergs their height continues down, sliding through lakes edge to the depths below; as did wretched - ill clad famine victims, searching for means of food and shelter so many years ago. What chance did they have against the harshness of the mountain and the stony hearts of man?
As it happened Bobby and I spent our last day's outing together, along the edge of Doolough, and he was moved to tears by the thoughts in his head as he read the inscription on the Memorial Cross and gazed up at the hill as the reached up from the road.
Colours from the sky. How these influence the colours and tones of the scenery around us. Many years ago a landscape painter friend said - "How much of the sky colour was repeated in the land - not only the obvious sky colour in the waters, but see how the mountains change from dark indigo to palest blue or to mustard, all because of the light - sun - clouds or moisture in the air.
In my last exhibition in 1999 (here in Kennys), I tried to show the change of colour throughout the year, and the silence of the bogs. This time I am looking to the sky and the mountain tops, as their influence tumbles to the land, and on into the hearts of the lakes and fjords."