What was the most famous landscape painting in Irish history?

In 1775, Irishman Henry Macdonald painted a magnificent landscape of Ireland. 

He used his brush and a few tools, including a large scale model of a ship.

The scene of the painting is a landscape that spans the entire coastline of Ireland, from Co Tipperary and Co Down to Londonderry and beyond.

The landscape is dotted with trees and flowers, but is also full of ancient ruins, including the remains of an ancient castle.

The painting was made into a sculpture and sold at auction in 1822 for a record £100,000. 

Today, it is one of the most sought-after pieces of Irish history. 

Henry Macdonald, the creator of the famous landscape, was born in Co Dublin in 1775. 

The painting was the brainchild of a fellow Dubliner named Henry Maciejewski, who had just returned from his tour of the country. 

Maciejowicz, who was also the son of a priest, was in Dublin when he made the famous painting. 

“Macieśs father was a very poor fisherman,” said John Fitzgerald, the head of the National Gallery in Dublin.

“He was very close to the sea and had no tools.

He would use his hands, and he was a really good painter, but he was poor and he could only paint on the walls.” 

Macies father took Macieřs family fishing boat, and the painting was one of many things he had on hand to help him make the portrait. 

 Maciemejewski spent about two years making the painting, using his own brushes, some of which were made of oak, and a hand-carved stone. 

He painted it in water, to make it look like a lake. 

It was then that the landscape was painted over, with a brush and some tools. 

In 1823, Macieczyjewski’s family decided to sell the painting.

He died in 1827, and in the years following, the artwork went through several owners. 

According to John Fitzgerald of the museum, Macies work was commissioned by a wealthy Irishman called Thomas Leeson, who bought the painting for £10,000 in 1831. 

After Leeson sold the painting to the Irish Government, he gave it to the National Museum in Dublin, where it sat for nearly two centuries. 

Today, the painting sits in the National Art Gallery of Ireland’s National Collection, which includes works from more than a thousand artists. 

One of the earliest versions of the landscape depicted a large-scale ship, which has remained on display at the National Collection ever since. 

Another version of the work depicted a medieval castle, which was also on display. 

Many of the paintings of the period depict scenes of violence, such as the siege of Kilkenny in 1836. 

A version of this image from a painting entitled ‘The Battle of Kilkerry’ depicts a group of Irishmen on horseback attacking a British ship. 

Later versions of Macieczewski’s work included depictions of war, including scenes of Irish soldiers fighting for the British. 

This painting, taken from a 16th century painting entitled The Battle of the Staghound, shows a group on horsebacks in battle. 

Sources: Wikipedia

How to paint your favourite autumn landscapes

A new book has been published which tells you everything you need to know about the colours and landscape modes of some of the most famous autumn landscapes.

The book by the British photographer Peter Dittmar features over 2,000 images from around the world.

It’s a collection of the best of his work, and the first ever to cover landscapes across the entire world. 

In the book, Dittmaur’s subjects range from the Great Barrier Reef to Mount Etna in Antarctica, the Black Sea to the Alps in France, and even the mountains of the Himalayas.

The books main focus is on colour and form, with a few pictures from the mountains in Germany and a couple of photographs from Italy, the Netherlands and Australia.

But the book also includes more general advice on how to paint and how to get the best results.

“For example, I always try to work in a soft palette of browns, grays and greens,” Dittman explains in the book.

“I like to keep my palette of colours as flat as possible and try to blend them into the background.”

For the landscape mode of the photo above, Dittaur used a blend of black and white and a dark grey for the black-and-white image, as well as a white-and.

The combination of the colours makes the landscape appear more organic and natural.

“The mountains and the ocean look as if they are falling into the earth, but the landscape is still really solid,” Dittaurs book states.

“But in this case I would have to mix a darker grey with a lighter black, which would give it a different feel to the image.””

If I wanted to do something a little more abstract I would use a mix of brown and a lighter colour,” he adds.

“But in this case I would have to mix a darker grey with a lighter black, which would give it a different feel to the image.”

Dittmar paints the landscapes in a way that allows for a sense of depth. 

He tells us that “the landscapes are almost like a sculptural landscape, with the sky, the ocean and the trees all looking very much as if in the foreground.”

“The result of this is that the viewer can’t help but be captivated by the beautiful scenery of the landscape, which makes the subject very real,” he writes. 

This is particularly true when looking at mountains in the background.

“I use the same technique to make the landscape as well, which is also important because when the landscape gets so huge, the background becomes even more abstract,” he continues.

“This means that the landscape doesn’t feel like a real landscape at all. 

The background is more like an object in the sky. 

I then take the same colour combination and combine it with black and grey, and then add a bit of a green tint. 

For the final shot, I use a mixture of red and green and then combine it again with black. 

All of this creates a very different landscape than a regular landscape.”

Dittaur has said he wanted his book to be a guide to how to capture a beautiful and unique landscape in a natural way.

“It’s all about the balance between light and dark,” he says.

“And in this book I try to capture that balance.”

To create this book, I have been working with a professional landscape photographer who is a master of the craft.

I really want to show people that this is possible, and that you can capture the best images and landscapes with a great brush, a great camera and a good eye.” 

The book also features some great advice from Dittmans favourite landscape photographer, Ian Gaughan, who also worked on the BBC’s Natural History Unit and was responsible for one of the first digital camera pictures of a living animal.

A great landscape can also give you a feeling of peace and quiet, even though you might not normally feel that way. “

The landscapes are often more beautiful when viewed from the side than from above, which I like to emphasise,” he said.

“A great landscape can also give you a feeling of peace and quiet, even though you might not normally feel that way. 

And the mountains are often quite beautiful to look at when you have a clear view of them, which you often don’t get on most of the other types of landscape in the city.”

You can read the book online or in paperback on Amazon.