Painting: The Long Hall (Dublin)

New Painting no 20
Update: SOLD

“The Long Hall” (Dublin)  

On canvas, 30 cm x 40 cm (12″ x 16″)    

Price €320 (+ €13 Registered post to Ireland; €22 Express Post to rest of world) 

Portrait format. Narrow 4-storey building, 2 bays wide, with dark wine pub front at street level. Wine and white striped canopies are over the doors on either side of the large window.  Each of the 2 windows on every story has cream panels surrounding it which are decorated with stripes and spots, and a short striped sill. The upper stories a light red brick rendered in pink. The building to the left is an orange-rendered red brick period building, and the one on the right a modern grey block with larger windows. Both are also 4 storeys and not quite the same height. Sky is pale blue. Path is creamy yellow. Road surface if purple and blue with white lines.

In the forgotten summer of 2020 I went into town on my bike one day, just to be in town. It was a gorgeous evening and I gently let the bicycle take me to outside many of my favourite places where I would stand outside and wonder how the woodwork was getting on. I stood on South Great George’s Street and looked across the road for ages at the Long Hall. Why haven’t I painted that, I asked my bicycle. My bike shrugged. We must fix that, I replied. So here it is.

And now I just want to go for a pint. Incidentally, I don’t think this is the best photo of this painting as I only took the photo this morning in the wind and with my phone. Not a day for the tripod. But basically, I think the painting looks better than the photo of the painting.

If you’d like to buy this painting just shout that you would before anyone else and I’ll then contact you to make arrangements – payment by bank transfer or cash probably. If you wouldn’t like to buy it well you can still help me by liking it (if you do like it) and sharing it, especially if you reckon you know people who might like to see it – because they’ve fallen in love inside this pub, or y’know, had a drink in there, or they just like places in Dublin.






One response to “Painting: The Long Hall (Dublin)”

  1. Liam avatar

    UPDATE: This painting is now SOLD.

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