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Rain On the Wind

RAIN ON THE WIND, egg tempera, 66 x 91 cm  

© Fergus A Ryan, 2019

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I was going back to an abandoned house in the west of Ireland  I had painted a few years ago and I stopped this man on a bicycle to confirm directions. It turned out he was belong to the family that had owned the house! Only in Ireland. I asked if he would pose for me and he raised his head a little. It seemed as if he were scenting the approaching rain.