New Painting no 7
“Harold’s Cross”, (Dublin)
On paper, 24 cm x 18 cm (9.5″ x 7″)
Price €80 (+ €8 Registered post to Ireland; €15 P&P to rest of world)
It was really cold as I wended my way around the streets of Dublin 6 looking at all the beautiful houses and thinking it must be nice to live in them. But I kept coming back to the park. For a few years once upon a time I used to live in the southwest of the city and by bus to town used to slide alongside this sliver of a park. I must get off the bus and just walk in it, I said to myself for years.
I’m not sure how small you can go before you lose park status, but Harold’s Cross Park has trees and flowers and railings to keep them in. After walking the loop a couple of times I sat on a bench and began painting those rather lovely houses opposite. The sun withdrew its heat so I would get up every so often and walk another loop to warm up before resuming painting. My hands were frozen by the time I finished this and accepted the sun had now gone down. I do like that little park.
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