Landscape format. view across a bright green lawn with two large trees at either edge and a very small one in the middle. Behind them are black railings running across the whole width of the painting, and through and above the railings we see a parallel grey road with a terrace of 4 houses, all single-story though the tops of a basement is visible in all cases as each has a large front door Georgian style with a fanlight and one single large sash window. Two houses on the left are brown brick and the two on the right are plastered and a creamy colour. Roof of slate is rendered in rich blue-green. The large trees are brown and purple and green of trunk and branch with just a small scattering is isolated green foliage.

Harold’s Cross (Dublin)

New Painting no 7
Update: SOLD
“Harold’s Cross”, (Dublin)

Mixed media 

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.

If you’d like to buy this painting then shout at me publicly and/or privately to make arrangements – which will likely be by bank transfer or cash. If this painting isn’t one you’d like to buy you could still help me by spreading word about it, by all the usual ways. And the unusual ones – I don’t mind.






One response to “Harold’s Cross (Dublin)”

  1. Liam avatar

    UPDATE: This painting is now SOLD

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