High Rock is a point between the coastal towns of Malahide and Portmarnock in County Dublin. The rocks bear fossils, and the vantage point overlooks two islands – Ireland’s Eye and Lambay Island. The nearby beach was the departure point for the first westbound solo transatlantic flight.
I painted this egg tempera after stopping here in the silence of a very early morning mist, tired and feeling at a ‘low ebb’ after an all night flight. The figure in blue, however, is my wife Sarah.
LOW EBB, egg tempera, 61 x 61 cm ("24" x 24")
© Fergus A Ryan, 1988
Available as signed print