Bottom half is sea in dots of greens, blues, purples. 2 kayakers enter sunlight on water (dots of whites and yellows and pale colours) that guides them towards the twin smokestack chimneys which have red and white bands on their top half and muted grey-green on the bottom. Across the middle of the painting are bands of pale blue for the distant tree/building line, mid-blue for the rear of Dun Laoghaire's stone East Pier, and dark blue for the protective riprap. White masts and lamp-posts reach over the top of the pier. The sky is a painterly yellow. Signed bottom left: Liam Daly

Poolbeg, Kayakers, Sunlight (Dublin)

Painting: “Poolbeg, Kayakers, Sunlight”

An iconic Dublin scene I would have a long close look at once a month for over a decade. It’s of Scotman’s Bay as you look at the back of Dún Laoghaire’s East Pier and beyond to the Poolbeg chimney stacks. I was always on a bicycle when I did this and would stop by Sandycove to take in this view. This painting has one million dots on it. Exactly one million. And three million dashes. After I painted them I then painted lines around and in between them, because there was nothing on telly that night.

This painting was a commission, and the original now hangs in France, but prints of “Poolbeg, Kayakers, Sunlight” are available (in various sizes from small of 40cm x 30 cm up to 81 cm x 61 cm, and in different formats, like canvas and metal as well as the classic Art Print)

Other Stuff
Being a much loved Dublin landmark this painting is also popular on mugs, t-shirts, cushions and more. See the whole range here.





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