Michael Fairclough

Connemara

Callow Beach is a shallow tidal stretch of white sand between the island of Inish Dawros and the mainland. The sea comes in and out at both ends at a surprisingly swift walking pace.
The sand never dries out and this moist reflective surface retains two extraordinary colours, a deep madder pink from algae in the rivulets and a blazing green from weed on the ridges. When the light is dull it produces infinitely subtle shades of pink and pearly grey. In total contrast a blue sky can produce colours of intense depth, power and contrast.
Either way the sky seems always to be in the sea, the sea always in the sky.
MF Osborne Samuel, 2004

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CALLOW BEACH XXI

CALLOW BEACH XXI

Oil on paper

CALLOW BEACH XXXIII

CALLOW BEACH XXXIII

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CALLOW BEACH XXXIV

CALLOW BEACH XXXIV

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