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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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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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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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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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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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