Landscape format. Two kayaks, one blue, one yellow, in bottom right make their way across water heavily dappled with sunlight towards the back of a pier running across centre of picture. Beyond on the left are two tall red-and-white hooped chimney stacks set against a yellow-orange sky, and on the right white boat masts set against a pale blue band of trees and/or buildings along the horizon. Upper section of pier is dark blue with lighter blue isolated stones, and lower section of riprap is navy with light blue and dark orange highlights. Signed bottom left in red: Liam Daly

Poolbeg, Kayakers, Sunlight

The original of this Dublin painting is sold but prints are available (scroll down past t-shirts and other items for Art Prints and other forms of prints).

The view is from Sandycove where I watched the two kayakers set out into Scotsman’s Bay towards Dún Laoghaire. That is the back of the East Pier stretching out into Dublin Bay, with the dark band of riprap protecting it from the sea. The masts of boats inside the harbour can be seen. Beyond are the two chimney stacks of the Poolbeg power station. Disused now they are still a landmark of Dublin and among the tallest structures in Ireland.

“Poolbeg, Kayakers, Sunlight” was similar to a previous painting but different in a few places – especially in how the water was rendered – and larger. It was a commission and is among my most popular prints.





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