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Irish Seaside – Killiney

Have you ever been to Killiney beach, Co. Dublin? For me, it has always been a place of solitude (no matter how many people hit Killiney beach on a good day!).

'Killiney Beach' Polychromos&UniPin on paper 30x40 cm
‘Killiney Beach’ Polychromos&UniPin on paper 30×40 cm

In summer 2013 I suffered a whiplash injury in a car accident – I still feel it to this day – and had to spend most of the following six weeks in bed. Thankfully, that year we were blessed with a fantastic hot summer so I spent lots of time lying on Killiney beach instead of my bed! The sun heat proved therapeutic – it helped to ease my neck and back pain, which at first seemed to be resistant to painkillers. So there goes my Killiney beach impression – being alone, not wishing anyone to disturb me, not able to do anything but doze or look at the sand, the pebbles and the blue sea waves. And – have an occasional Chupa-Chups.

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Irish Seaside Series

What comes to your mind when you remember your favorite seaside spot?… Well, here is what comes to mine:

'Dun Laoghaire Harbour' Polychromos&UniPin on paper 30x40 cm
‘Dun Laoghaire Harbour’ Polychromos&UniPin on paper 30×40 cm

This is my impression of Dun Laoghaire harbor in Co. Dublin, Ireland: elegant and shabby, full of fun, fish, lobsters and flowers, but also seaweed, mooring ropes and sails. Each small element of the picture is inspired by something seen in Dun Laoghaire.

Here are some progress shots: from pencil to Uni Pin, to a coloured in image:

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