Landscape format. Against a painterly blue into teal sky is a cropped look at a section of the top half of two narrow chimney stacks, showing just bands of red and white - with red the top and bottom band and two more red bands in between, leaving the other 3 bands as white. The chimneys taper in slightly, and are brilliantly bold, painterly rather than literally hard edged, but a pure flat white and flat red with just the slight curvature of the bands suggesting they might be on a chimney stack rather than an abstract picture. The stacks are not centered but slightly to the left. Signed bottom right: Liam Daly.

New Painting #15 “Stacks”


Canvas  40.6 cm x 30.5 cm (16 in x 12 in)

Price €335 (+ €13 Registered post to Ireland; €26-€43 to rest of world)

When they were clean. So the red was red and white was white and the sky never had a cloud. For years I’ve wanted to do a series of 100 paintings of Dublin where in the background, however far away, tucked in between houses or reflected in a window say, are the Poolbeg Chimney stacks – as in so small in the painting that it’d be like an extravagant Dublin game of Where’s Wally/Waldo?  This is not one of those paintings though because it’s a bit easy to be honest, but anyway – I like them. And of course they don’t have to be Dublin’s. You have your own in Cork, and I’ve seen the like in many places from trains, and bicycles and ferries.

The painting as it I look at it in front of me here on the mantlepiece, seems more vibrant than I’ve been able to get the photo of it that you’re seeing. That’s probably true of most if not all of my paintings but given the simplicity of this composition it seems more striking in this case. In short: it looks better in the flesh.

If you’d like to buy this painting so you can look at it in the flesh yourself, please either message me privately (any method) or publicly post a comment below the painting on my website or on Facebook, and if you do so before anybody else I’ll mark it as sold for you and behind the curtain when I get a chance I’ll make arrangements with you for payment (probably bank transfer or cash if you’re known to me, and by another secure method if not) and delivery. It may take me some minutes to see all the notifications about different things and to check everywhere before I respond to you, but I will get there.

You might not be able to afford this, or you just don’t really fancy it – but either way, you might know someone who likes chimney stacks, or close-ups of them, or just likes the colours red, white and blue. Perhaps they’re American. Or British. Or French. Or, well you get the drift.





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