Blast from the Past "Dad's Dublin"

Here's a painting of mine that I did a few years ago. It's called "Dad's Dublin" and the story behind it is that my Dad gave me the canvas. He had used it to start a painting of Dublin. I painted over his Dublin with my Dublin (you can see Liberty Hall to the right) and then gave it back to him as a gift..

He hung it for a few months in a bedroom upstairs and then moved it for storage in to his attic. Make of that what you will!!

A pint of plain is your only man - Guinness is good for you!

A few years ago, myself and a friend were having a bar room chat about art. My friend said he didn't think what I paint is art. Of course I disagreed!  

My friend then plonked his pint of Guinness on the bar and said that if I could paint his pint he would believe that what I do is art.  

I love a challenge - so I took a picture of the pint and got to work. 

Here are some pictures of the progress I made.

Of course, this was only a starting point and the finished product was a lot less literal when I put additional art work on the canvas around the pint of Guinness.