Sunday, August 31, 2008

O'Brien Castle

This was done on site in June of '05 during a family trip to Ireland. The fifteenth-c. castle crowns the highest
point on the island of Inishere, the smallest of the Aran Islands in County Clare. I got off my rented bike
to sketch the ruined castle, while a crowd of Irish teens clambered over the ramparts. They were very
friendly and polite, and told us about their national game of Irish football, played with something that looks
like a hockey stick. 9 x 12", pen and wash on cream-colored paper in Cachet spiral-bound sketchbook.

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