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Glengesh Pass No. 1

"Glengesh Pass No. 1" is copyright  2011 by Kate Kern Mundie. All rights reserved.  Reproduction prohibited.

oil on masonite, 10 x 14 inches, 2011
Private collection

Glengesh Pass is a glacial cut between the Mulmosog and Glengesh mountains near Ardara in Donegal, Ireland. There is a scenic lookout at the southwestern end (the top) of the pass. From there the road steeply zigzags down to the valley below.

Glengesh Pass No. 1 is a late afternoon view down in the valley, when the farmers drive their sheep back home. My favorite times to draw and paint at the pass were in the morning or evening when the sun kissed the hillsides and cast deep shadows in the valley. The heather and gorse growing on the rocky slopes turns the hills to lavender and gold. The crumbling stone walls that criss-cross the steep slopes become more visible because of the shadows they cast. On rainy days the mountains are lost in the mist and the valley floor seems cut off from the world.



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