The earliest record of this cultivar is from County Monaghan around 1951. A small to medium apple, round and very even in shape. Yellow to pale yellowish-green. Infrequent light red blush. Picking mid to late August. Drawn with Faber-Castell color pencils on Fabriano paper.
I have started working through the composition for a Bloody Cranesbill plate. I had to get it out of my system. This was one of THE most spectacular wildflowers I saw in the Burren. Brilliant magenta flowers that one can see from many yards away. A couple more redraws/refinements and it will be ready forContinue reading “Bloody Cranesbill”
Known in 1800, this cultivar was raised by a gardener named Logan, in Ecklinville, Portaferry, Belfast, County Antrim in1820. The Royal Horticulture Society listed it as one of the twelve best culinary apples. A large to very large Apple, Flat round in shape and slightly lopsided. Pale green to yellowish with an orange blush andContinue reading “Ecklinville Seedling”
It is said that the original tree of this cultivar grew at Ballyhegan, Loughgall, County Armagh, from about 1880. A medium to large apple, round conical in shape and slightly lopsided. Green to slightly yellow green. Occasional net-vein russeting spreading from stem cavity to the basin. Picking mid to late September. Drawn on mylar withContinue reading “Keegan’s Crab—Irish Heritage Apples”
The Kerry Pippin was first recorded in Tighes Survey of County Kilkenny in 1802. It was widely grown in Ireland in the 19th century. A small to medium apple. Conical and generally even in shape. Green to yellow in color, flushed orange-red with red stippling. Occasional small russet patches. Picking in mid to late August.Continue reading “Kerry Pippin—Irish Heritage Apples”
My cowslips for the Shakespeare exhibit in 2016 is getting closer and closer to completion. Had another good class session tonight where I got some much needed advice. I have had no less than four instructors input on this piece, and it has gotten better every time. Grateful for awesome faculty! Lots of sharpening, lotsContinue reading “Cowslips—getting close”
The Munster Tulip was first recorded as growing in the midlands in 1951 in Tullamore and near Horseleap, County Offaly. A large, round, sometimes short, conical apple, usually even in shape. Yellow to light green in color with large patches of dark yellow to light red on the blush side. Picking late August to midContinue reading “Munster Tulip— Irish Heritage Apples”