Landscape format. Ink and watercolour painting of large period red brick, 5-storey building. Top storey is dormer windows with red surrounds in a deep electric blue slate. I've rendered the building in orange. It has some pink sections and stripes on square tower-like endings. Windows are mostly square with a slightly arched top, and black with many small panels separated by white frames. Five large chimneys are along the roof. Several red drainpipes run down the building. In front of it are 2 large trees, without foliage, gnarly of trunk withe green and purple on their branches. They are inside the park from where the painting was done, so has a hedge and lawn in the foreground, and railings behind the trees through which we see the street level of the large building.

Bull Alley (Dublin)

New Painting no 19
Update: SOLD

“Bull Alley” (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 a warm day when I cycled into town, and after spending a while enjoying looking at James Street and Thomas Street I just got an urge. I wanted to go to St. Patrick’s Park and sit down where I could enjoy the cathedral, and flowers, and trees. Oh, and people. As it happens you could buy tea there too.

I’ve long loved the Iveagh Trust buildings on Bull Alley there beside the park. They’re like something out of a film. As it happens I found the perfect bench. It could house my paints, it was close to where I could get tea, and it gave me a great view of dogs playing with their owners. And of a couple of fabulous trees, with – as it happens – one of the Iveagh Trust Buildings on Bull Alley behind them. This is going to take quite a while, I said to a dog mooching for my sausage roll. And it did. I was there for hours. It was warm, it was cold and it rained a few times – emptying the park every time only for it to refill quickly again.

If you’d like to buy this painting then shout at me publicly and/or privately before anyone else does. I’ll then contact whoever messaged first and we’ll make payment arrangements – which will 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.






One response to “Bull Alley (Dublin)”

  1. Liam avatar

    UPDATE: This painting is now SOLD.

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