Landscape format. View across a grass field, past a wooden fence into another field of green and behind a darker green hedgerow is the side of a tall grey stone church. It has shades of blue and of purple. It has a tower at the right end, which is the front. It is at the near side to the viewer. Three tall slim arched stained glass windows are along the side wall with another on the tower. Small windows are below. The open red corrugated metal barn is behind the church but further on. Reaching higher than the slate roof of the church is a tall tree with foliage. The tower an other non-stone parts of the church are green-grey. A red corrugated roof is visibible on the right past the church.

Ballyboughal (Dublin)

New Painting no 13
Update: SOLD

“Ballyboughal”, (Dublin) 

Mixed media

On paper, 29.7 cm x 21 cm (11.7″ x 8.25″).

Price €130 (+ €13 Registered post to Ireland; €18 Express Post to rest of world) 

I’ll confess to never knowing if I should call it Ballyboghil or Ballyboughal, so I tend to do both intermittently. There was two brilliant things about the day I cycled to Ballyboghil and took out my paints. The first one was that someone had place a red barn behind the church. You can never go wrong with a red barn. And the other was that the local people had developed a corner by the bridge and made it into a little tiny park. You know how I love little tiny parks. And in there beside the old stone cross was a picnic bench and table, perfect for me and my bicycle to take out our paints and our flask of tea and paint the best view of the church in the village.

Honorary mention must go to the other red barn in the village, accompanied as it is by two outbuildings on the main street across the road and up a ways from the church – with both outbuildings having red corrugated roofs. I so nearly painted them – but couldn’t find an angle I was happy with or a picnic table for that matter.

This sale is first come first served so if you’d like to buy this painting message me or post a comment saying you would before anyone else does, and whoever shouts at me first I will then privately make arrangements for payment with (Likely by bank transfer or cash). In the meantime if it’s not for you but you can think of a good reason to share it, I think that’s a good reason to thank you. So thank you.






One response to “Ballyboughal (Dublin)”

  1. Liam avatar

    UPDATE: This painting is now SOLD.

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