Clonakilty & Bandon
There are over 450 of my artworks available on mugs, but only one mug has two paintings on it. My paintings of Clonakilty’s Rossa Street and Bandon’s Oliver Plunkett Street are both on my west Cork mug.
Most paintings don’t fit naturally on a mug because, well I tend not to paint in mug shapes. So on a case by case basis, or mug by mug as it is, I have to decide if I put the whole of a painting on one side of a mug and leave the rest a blank white, or if I crop out a horizontal strip to wrap all the way around. Often I do something in between, trying to do as much justice as possible to the painting.
Because these two west Cork paintings were done at the same time in the same sort of style I thought it might be fun to put them both on the one mug and give fans of the towns two paintings for the price of one. So you have my west Cork mug.
Of course if you like one town but not the other you can always buy a mug with just one painting on it: