The sea was hypnotising me
The sea was hypnotising me

The sea was hypnotising me


This is an original watercolour from a series of daily paintings that I created during my time living in Garinish on the Beara Peninsula. Each day I painted and posted the painting, a photo or video and often some text, on social media. 

This piece is 24 x 32 cm [unframed] on 300gsm watercolour paper

P & P is included in the price

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17th November 2020 – The sea was hypnotising me

“The sea was hypnotising me this evening

I saw a plump seal lolling around

And I wondered about the old Irish stories of the Silkies (Irish seal mermaids)

Seals who can come ashore and remove their skin once a month under the full moon to appear like humans

They must make sure their skins are kept safe

because they can’t return to the water without them

I remember stories about the Selkie folk in Sharon Blackie’s wonderful book ‘If women rose rooted’ and in Clarissa Pinkola Estes underground classic ‘Women who run with the wolves’.”