New Painting no 38!
On paper, 29.7 cm x 21 cm (11.7″ x 8.25″).
Price €125 (+ €13 Registered post to Ireland; €18 P&P to rest of world)
I used to love Smithfield. Bak when it was old, run down, and dirty. Not to get all romantic about dilapidation and all, I just think they missed a chance to make it something really special when they did it up. Now it’s not so dirty, full of shiny new glass buildings, and riddled with stuff that reminds me of some towns I cycled in what we used to call the Eastern Bloc.
But anyway, none of that stopped me sitting in Smithfield for a few hours trying to make that chimney and that long wall and all those plants fit in. I do like a lot of the modern buildings just east of the square, on Bow Lane and thereabouts, and in Smithfield itself I do of course like the chimney and I like that big wall – because I like big walls. Obviously I like them – because I painted them. It rained on and off so I had to run into the doorway of the Lighthouse Cinema for shelter from time to time – then venture out to look at the features I was painting. I’ll be painting Smithfield again – from different angles.
The way the sale works is that whoever messages me first, publicly by comment (typically the quickest way), or privately by whatever means, well I tell them they’re first, then mark the painting as sold – and if necessary tell other people that alas they were not first – then I make arrangements privately with you for payment, delivery, that sort of thing. And this is the time where I ask you to consider telling people about this picture – especially if it’s unsold or just because you think people would like to look at this sort of thing, either in style or that part of Dublin – and I’m grateful when you do.
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