Author Archives: eolai

Audio

A lot of audio was planned, but when 5 of the first 6 pieces I recorded evaporated into thin cyber air with me standing at the side of an Irish road trying to upload for ages, I lost heart. And … Continue reading

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Painting: Loch Con Aortha

Loch Con Aortha is a painting done mostly on site on the Painting Tour when in Connemara, and finished back in the studio in Dublin. I cycled the coast road from Galway out past Spiddle and Ross A Mhil, on … Continue reading

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Painting: Cobh, Cork

A painting done largely on site on the Painting Tour in Cobh, and finished back in the studio in Dublin. Painting Cobh was the first very public painting I did on the tour Best viewed enlarged This painting has had … Continue reading

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About PaintingTour

In the summer of 2011 I embarked on a cycling painting social media trip of Ireland. The Idea: Cycle Ireland’s 32 historic counties, finding people to stay with through twitter, and doing a painting on site for them in return … Continue reading

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Painting: Binevenagh & Lough Foyle: The View from Loughermore Road

New painting. When I reached County Derry on the #PaintingTour, direct from painting the weir at Sion Mills and cycling from Tyrone, I got there there just before a hurricane called Katia. Too windy to cycle I waited for it … Continue reading

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New host Painting – Donegal

When I got to Phyllis & Mike’s B&B in Donegal town, the days were running out and I was chasing time. And while I might have managed to squeeze a painting out before cycling on to Tyrone, I instead very … Continue reading

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Painting: Ring, Cork

A painting I’ve kept from you since all but finishing it on site in west Cork, just south of Clonakilty in Ring. It was a wonderful day of painting in a stunning location, where residents, tourists, and boat-owners, came to … Continue reading

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The Painting Tour Story in Tweets

The tweets made while on the Painting Tour are being collated and presented now on one page. It includes tweets on the hashtag #paintingtour and other tweets that tell the story of the tour (where I forgot to use the … Continue reading

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New Host Painting – Antrim

Rather than paint when I got to Grannymar’s, we spent our time touring. So upon returning to Dublin I set about painting a scene from our travels. Slemish Mountain we stopped to look at on our way north to the … Continue reading

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Painting: Kenmare

A new painting – finally finished – a commission from the painting tour. On Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 I left Glengariff in West Cork and cycled up over the Caha pass and down into Kenmare in Kerry. That evening I … Continue reading

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