Belfast Lough

02 Belfast Lough
This is another of my three favourite beaches.
I guess it is not insignificant that the first two paintings I should do were of favourite beaches.

It is at a place called Cultra which you reach by dropping down off the main Belfast to Bangor road.
When I lived in Belfast it was the place I always went to when I wanted to restore my soul. somehow standing by the water skimming stones seemed to return me to a better place.

I also discovered that it was one of my mother’s favourite places although she was more likely to take a flask of tea (milk in a separate container) and a book.

On the day of her funeral I took my son there (or perhaps he took me). It seemed fitting.


Availability of Paintings

I do my paintings using Brushes App.
They are done on my iPad.
That means the original image is on a computer rather than on paper or canvas.

I print them off on a good quality printer to good quality paper (or canvas).
I then have them mounted and framed and hang them on my wall.

I have chosen, almost from the beginning, to display them on the web as photos
of the paintings. To put the computer image up would be tantamount to giving my
art away and that does not seem right somehow.

I could sell framed copies (I have sold some) but to be honest I have no
motivation to put in the effort and energy which doing that requires. I would
much rather use that effort and energy in making more paintings.

I have also had requests from people who would like particular paintings on
their own walls and I have invariably allowed them to use the computer image to
print them off.

So, pondering all that, I have decided that the way forward will be  –

1. I will continue to display on the web using photos of paintings.

2. If you would like a copy for your wall then email me and I will send you a
computer image.

3. If you do print it off and hang it on your wall then I ask two things –

A. You take a photo and email it to me.
That would be nice for me.


B. You make a donation to a charity of your choice.
I have no desire to know the amount (none of my business)
But it would be nice to know which charity.

So that is the deal



6 Responses to “Belfast Lough”

  1. This is lovely and so clearly you skimming the stones. And i have first hand experience that you are quite good at this too!! 🙂

    What lovely words you have written to accompany this painting too, very personal and lovingly reflective.

    Love you loads



    • Thank you,

      That place is very special to me.
      The painting is a lovely way for me to remember it.

      Skimming stones is a man thing perhaps 🙂

      Love you loads

  2. I feel a challenge erupting within on reading your last sentence!!! Lol 🙂 xxx

  3. I like both the painting and the poem – congratulations on them, David.

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