Oil on linen, 30" x 48" (76 x 122 cm).
© Fergus A Ryan, 2013
A white glacial marl bank makes a striking shape beside one of the few overground rivers in this karst landscape, where the water usually sinks through deep 'grikes' in the bare limestone sheets. Rain approaches from over the hillside, and the shallow mountain river will soon be a torrent. Only an abandoned fence gives sign of human presence. The river bank is haunt for hooded crows and wheatears. The painting has taken about a month to complete, although I will work to refine the rocks and river a little further.
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