Modern Impressionist

Trinity College Library: Dublin

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Oil on Canvas: 100 x 140cm

Trinity College Library in Dublin is a beautiful work of art in itself and I spent over a year puzzling over whether to paint it and how to paint it. Unlike my other indoor works there would be no visible windows, no glass atriums and quite an intense although warm colour. I’m pleased with the result.

I decided that since it’s a college library I would put a couple running into one of the alcoves for some extracurricular activities (bottom right you can see the girl with her hand out to a guy mostly obscured). Above them overlooking the library is someone leaning on the balustrade rail while in the far right is someone putting a book away. In the distance are a few people but otherwise the library is quiet with most people out of sight. I hope you feel that warm, learned and slightly dusty feel I was working towards.


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