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Painting: Galway Panorama

A new painting – for my first Galway city host, the caricaturist Allan Cavanagh. Yes, I’m still working on the paintings that were started on the painting tour and then carried around the country unfinished. This was mostly painted on … Continue reading

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Articles & Posts

Reluctant to impact the quietly effective organic nature of the tour as it operated through social media, I didn’t jump at some opportunities for national media exposure, but here are some articles I was very happy to see: Irish Times … Continue reading

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Paintings from the Tour

There is now a gallery for all the paintings done on the 12-week Painting Tour. You can also see most of the completed paintings on PicPlz as they were posted [On July 3, 2012 PicPlz ended its service and removed … Continue reading

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Weekly Summaries

The painting tour is now over but here are weekly summaries, of the routes, the photos, the paintings, and the words, as compiled and blogged by my brother on his blog. Week 12 – Antrim, Down, Armagh, Monaghan, Meath, Louth, … Continue reading

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Photos, Updates, and Plans

A quick note. I am blogging, but haven’t published any posts yet while I’m getting to grips with a new machine and a new way of doing things. But I will. There are photos of the trip posted on a … Continue reading

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Dear Xtracycle

A letter I sent to Xtracycle, which they featured on their then blog “Everyday Adventurers” Dear Xtracycle: I love you. Six years ago I bought a FreeRadical with freeloaders and wideloaders. I was living in car-centric Kansas City, and Xtracycle … Continue reading

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Painting Tour

In July and August, 2011, I am planning to cycle around Ireland, all of the historic 32 counties, painting as I go, with the route determined by social media – where people volunteer to host me in return for one … Continue reading

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Vacancies for Hosting

As of June 29, there are about 43 people who have volunteered to host in exchange for me doing a painting in their locale. This map highlights the areas of the country where currently there are still vacancies for hosting. … Continue reading

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