A Thatched Cottage in the Rural Irish Countryside of Connemarra
Acrylic on board, matted
Traditional design aesthetics shaped the practical domestic functionality of a house beside the sea in the wet conditions of this rustic Ireland. Thatch/straw was readily available and sealed the interior environment against the wild weather. They were practical and snug. Interior hearth burning organic turf (peat) made them warm and cozy especially in the sleeping loft.This image attempts to capture the high romance of it all.