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Low Ebb

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

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High Rock Portmarnock Dublin Ireland egg tempera painting giclee print

Available as signed print