During the summer, I took myself down to the canal on my pushbike with my camera to take a few reference shots for a painting [that is still only a figment of my imagination, these months later]. While I was there, I stood on the lock at Baggot Street Bridge and looked westward towards Leeson Street. I can see why Patrick Kavanagh spent so much time down here. The canopy of foliage from the plane trees and the restful stretch of water provides a sanctuary from the bustling urban activity either side. It really is a lovely place. Not so much a daily painting, as a study in tranquility.
This painting is in oils on stretched canvas: 16" x 20".